There’s a great article in the NYT today about Ralph DiMasi, a longtime organized crime figure in the Providence mob with a penchant for robbing armored cars. Story reminded me of a great, but little known Peter Yates movie - The Friends of Eddie Coyle. It stars Robert Mitchum as a bank robber working as a low-level mob operative. It’s based on a book by George Higgins, who was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston at the time, and the story parallels that of a Whitey Bulger associate who was killed in 1967. If you liked the realness of Bullitt, you’ll like Eddie Coyle.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle trailer: