The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

It’s a grubby, violent, dangerous world. But it’s the only world they know. And they’re the only friends Eddie has.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1973-06-26
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 168 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Peter Yates
star 7.3/10
From 168 Ratings


An aging hood is about to go back to prison. Hoping to escape his fate, he supplies information on stolen guns to the feds, while simultaneously supplying arms to his bank robbing chums.

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  • Robert Mitchum

    as Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle
  • Peter Boyle

    as Dillon
  • Richard Jordan

    as Dave Foley
  • Steven Keats

    as Jackie Brown
  • Alex Rocco

    as Jimmy Scalise
  • Joe Santos

    as Artie 'Van' Valentropo
  • Mitchell Ryan

    as Waters
  • Peter MacLean

    as Mr. Partridge
  • Marvin Lichterman

    as Vernon
  • Carolyn Pickman

    as Nancy
  • Matthew Cowles

    as Pete
  • Helena Carroll

    as Sheila Coyle
  • Jack Kehoe

    as The Beard
  • Margaret Ladd

    as Andrea
  • Jane House

    as Wanda
  • Alan Koss

    as Phil Kenney
  • Dennis McMullen

    as Fritzie Webber
  • Judith Ogden Cabot

    as Mrs. Partridge
  • Robert Anthony

    as Moran
  • Gustave Johnson

    as Ames
  • Sheldon Feldner

    as Ferris
  • Ted Maynard

    as Sauter
  • Kevin O'Morrison

    as Bank manager
  • James Tolkan

    as The Man's contact man
  • Jan Egleson

    as Pale kid
  • Michael McCleery

    as The Kid
Directing Peter Yates Director
Writing Paul Monash Writer
Writing George V. Higgins Novel
Production Marion Dougherty Casting
Production Charles H. Maguire Associate Producer
Art Don Galvin Set Decoration
Art Gene Callahan Production Design
Sound Dave Grusin Original Music Composer
Production Vic Ramos Casting
Production Paul Monash Producer
Editing Pat Jaffe Editor
Art Gene Callahan Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Eric Seelig Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Irving Buchman Makeup Artist
Camera Victor J. Kemper Director of Photography
Sound Richard Raguse Sound Recordist
Sound Richard P. Cirincione Sound Editor
Sound Ron Kalish Sound Editor
Directing Peter R. Scoppa Assistant Director
Editing Jean Fraser Wardle Assistant Editor
Production Charles H. Maguire Unit Production Manager
Camera Bob Rose Key Grip
Production Vic Ramos Extras Casting
Crew Glenn R. Wilder Stunts