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The lens of 'Eddie Coyle'

No movie has offered a truer view of Boston

By Sam Allis
Globe Columnist / May 17, 2009

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Long before there was Jack Nicholson in "The Departed," there was Robert Mitchum in "The Friends of Eddie Coyle." Long before there was the Oscar-winning screenplay by Boston local Bill Monahan for "The Departed," there were the untouchable words of the late, great George V. Higgins, brought to the screen by Paul Monash in "Eddie Coyle." (Full article: 939 words)

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