peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2012 12 08 TheFriendsOfEddieCoyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

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All the reviews of Killing Them Softly observe that it was an adaptation of a George V. Higgins novel and point to this as prior art. Robert Mitchum leads in a bleak tale of a small-scale Boston underworld. I liked it, though it didn't seem to go anywhere in particular.