The Friends of Eddie Coyle at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Images courtesy of Park Circus/Paramount

The Friends of Eddie Coyle at HOME Manchester, Manchester 17 August 2018 Tickets from £9 — Book now

In one of the best performances of his career, Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie “Fingers” Coyle in an adaptation by Peter Yates of George V. Higgins’ acclaimed novel. Directed with a sharp eye for its gritty locales and an open heart for its less-than-heroic characters, this is one of the true treasures of 1970s Hollywood filmmaking.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle at HOME Manchester, Manchester 17 August 2018 Tickets from £9 Book now

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