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The friends of Eddie Coyle

Author: Paul MonashPeter YatesRobert MitchumPeter BoyleRichard JordanAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 475.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : [Special ed.], widescreenView all editions and formats
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World-weary and living hand to mouth, small-time gunrunner Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle (Mitchum) works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Crime films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: George V Higgins; George V Higgins
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Monash; Peter Yates; Robert Mitchum; Peter Boyle; Richard Jordan; Alex Rocco; Steven Keats; Joe Santos; Mitchell Ryan; Kent Jones; Grover Lewis; Dave Grusin; George V Higgins; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604651430 1604651431
OCLC Number: 318613362
Language Note: Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: MPAA rating: R.
Based on the novel by George V. Higgins.
Videodisc release of the 1973 motion picture by Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Special features: New transfer, approved by director Peter Yates; audio commentary featuring Peter Yates; stills gallery; and booklet with essays "They were expendable" by film critic Kent Jones and the 1973 Rolling Stone profile of Robert Mitchum entitled "The last celluloid desperado" by Grover Lewis.
Credits: Director of photography, Victor J. Kemper ; editor, Patricia Lewis Jaffe ; music, Dave Grusin.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Alex Rocco, Steven Keats, Joe Santos, Mitchell Ryan.
Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (44 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm).
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC; 1.85:1 aspect ratio (enhanced for 16x9 widescreen TVs); monaural.
Contents: Special features: New transfer, approved by director Peter Yates --
Audio commentary featuring Peter Yates --
Stills gallery --
Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones and Grover Lewis's 1973 Rolling Stone profile of Robert Mitchum, from on the set.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 475.
Responsibility: a Peter Yates film ; Paramount Pictures Corporation ; a Paul Monash production ; screenplay, Paul Monash ; produced by Paul Monash ; directed by Peter Yates.

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World-weary and living hand to mouth, small-time gunrunner Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle (Mitchum) works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.

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