Crime : The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

One of my all-time favorite 70's crime films. Set in a plausibly drab workaday reality and filmed on existing practical locations in Boston, Massachusetts, this film offers a flavorsome depiction of the seedy criminal underworld in that state. Moreover, Robert Mitchum is superb in the lead, with strong support from Richard Jordan, Peter Boyle, and especially Steven Keats in his sterling film debut as antsy gun dealer Jackie Brown.

You've seen Guy Standeven in something since the man was in everything.

Re: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

Fine movie.. Mitchum was really good in this. Also, I can't think of many stars who emerged in the 40s play a great role in the 70s.

Re: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

Robert Mitchum was a film star who could really act, unlike so many of the pretty boys we see on the screen today. He was brilliant in this movie.