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a_DT
bleak_JJ
look_NN
at_IN
how_WRB
the_DT
boston_NP
underworld_NN
operates_VBZ
,_,
a_DT
film_NN
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
based_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
best-seller_NN
by_IN
george_NP
v_NN
._.
,_,
higgins_NP
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
seen_VBN
through_IN
the_DT
weary_JJ
eyes_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
51-year-old_NN
,_,
small-time_NN
hood_NP
,_,
eddie_NP
"_"
fingers_NNS
"_"
coyle_NN
(_(
mitchum_NP
)_)
._.
he_PP
got_VBD
the_DT
nickname_NN
when_CS
a_DT
mob_NN
boss_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
underworld_NN
element_NN
shut_VB
the_DT
draw_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
hand_NN
as_IN
a_DT
punishment_NN
._.
his_PP$
current_JJ
dilemma_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
he_PP
got_VBD
caught_VBN
running_VBG
illegal_JJ
booze_NN
by_IN
truck_NN
and_CC
faces_NNS
a_DT
3-5_CD
year_NN
stretch_NN
in_IN
new_JJ
hampshire_NP
,_,
something_PN
he_PP
feels_VBZ
will_MD
be_BE
a_DT
life_NN
sentence_NN
for_IN
him_PP
since_CS
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
think_VB
he_PP
could_MD
survive_VB
prison_NN
at_IN
his_PP$
age_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
also_RB
concerned_JJ
that_CS
his_PP$
wife_NN
and_CC
three_CD
kids_NNS
will_MD
have_HV
to_TO
go_VB
on_IN
welfare_NN
._.
he_PP
could_MD
have_HV
cut_VBN
a_DT
deal_NN
and_CC
gotten_VB
off_RP
,_,
if_CS
he_PP
turned_VBD
his_PP$
boss_NN
over_IN
to_IN
the_DT
d_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
,_,
but_CS
he_PP
figured_VBN
he_PP
would_MD
never_RB
live_VB
if_CS
he_PP
did_DOD
that_CS
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
currently_RB
gun-running_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
gang_NN
of_IN
very_RB
successful_JJ
bank_NN
robbers_NNS
led_VBN
by_IN
scalise_NN
(_(
rocco_NN
)_)
._.
the_DT
masked_JJ
bank_NN
robbers_NNS
operate_VB
by_IN
always_RB
first_OD
going_VBG
to_IN
the_DT
bank_NN
manager_NN
's_POS
house_NN
and_CC
holding_VBG
his_PP$
family_NN
hostage_NN
and_CC
then_RB
they_PP
go_VB
to_TO
the_DT
bank_NN
and_CC
force_NN
the_DT
manager_NN
to_IN
open_JJ
the_DT
vault_NN
for_IN
them_PP
or_CC
else_RB
his_PP$
family_NN
gets_VBZ
it_PP
._.
on_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
heists_NNS
,_,
they_PP
kill_VB
a_DT
bank_NN
officer_NN
who_WP
pushes_VBZ
the_DT
alarm_NN
._.
coyle_JJ
's_BEZ
best_JJS
friend_NN
is_BEZ
dillon_NN
(_(
boyle_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
hit_NN
man_NN
for_IN
the_DT
mob_NN
,_,
working_VBG
as_IN
a_DT
bartender_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
permanent_JJ
stoolie_NP
for_IN
the_DT
treasury_NN
agents_NNS
,_,
as_CS
an_DT
aggressive_JJ
young_JJ
agent_NN
named_VBN
foley_NP
(_(
jordan_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
likes_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
called_JJ
uncle_NN
,_,
gives_VBZ
dillon_NP
breathing_NN
room_NN
to_IN
operate_VB
some_DT
of_IN
his_PP$
low-level_JJ
crime_NN
activities_NNS
and_CC
to_IN
work_NN
the_DT
bar_NN
even_RB
though_CS
he_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
prison_NN
record_NN
,_,
as_CS
long_JJ
as_IN
he_PP
keeps_VBZ
getting_VBG
valuable_JJ
info_NN
from_IN
him_PP
on_IN
things_NNS
happening_VBG
with_IN
the_DT
gangs_NNS
._.
with_IN
the_DT
sentencing_NN
date_NN
closing_NN
in_IN
on_IN
him_PP
,_,
the_DT
already_RB
convicted_JJ
coyle_NN
is_BEZ
out_RP
on_IN
bail_NN
and_CC
looking_VBG
for_IN
an_DT
angle_NN
to_IN
cut_NN
his_PP$
jail_NN
time_NN
._.
he_PP
contacts_NNS
agent_NN
foley_NP
and_CC
gives_VBZ
him_PP
a_DT
few_DT
inconsequential_JJ
tips_NNS
and_CC
then_RB
decides_VBZ
to_IN
do_DO
something_PN
that_CS
goes_VBZ
against_IN
his_PP$
grain_NN
._.
thinking_NN
he_PP
made_VBD
an_DT
iron-clad_NN
deal_NN
with_IN
foley_NP
to_IN
get_VB
his_PP$
sentenced_VBD
squashed_JJ
in_IN
new_JJ
hampshire_NP
,_,
he_PP
gives_VBZ
him_PP
the_DT
place_NN
where_CS
a_DT
sale_NN
of_IN
machine_NN
guns_NNS
is_BEZ
going_VBG
down_RP
,_,
knowing_VBG
full-well_NP
the_DT
young_JJ
hustler_NP
(_(
keats_NP
)_)
selling_VBG
the_DT
guns_NNS
is_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
like_IN
he_PP
was_BEDZ
as_IN
a_DT
youth_NN
and_CC
when_CS
arrested_VBN
will_MD
be_BE
facing_VBG
a_DT
life_NN
sentence_NN
._.
but_CC
foley_NP
tells_VBZ
him_PP
after_IN
he_PP
arrests_NNS
the_DT
gun-dealer_NN
,_,
that_CS
new_JJ
hampshire_NP
wants_VBZ
more_DT
before_IN
they_PP
take_VB
away_RB
his_PP$
jail_NN
sentence_NN
,_,
they_PP
want_VB
him_PP
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
full-time_JJ
informer_NN
._.
warning_NN
:_:
spoiler_NN
follows_VBZ
in_IN
next_OD
paragraph_NN
._.
the_DT
bank_NN
robbers_NNS
are_BER
setup_???
and_CC
caught_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
act_NN
and_CC
the_DT
mob_NN
boss_NN
is_BEZ
convinced_VBN
coyle_JJ
did_DOD
it_NN
and_VB
gives_VBZ
dillon_NN
the_DT
contract_NN
to_IN
take_VB
care_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
friend_NN
._.
the_DT
contemptuous_JJ
dillon_NN
befriends_NNS
coyle_JJ
and_CC
treats_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
a_DT
steak_NN
dinner_NN
and_CC
takes_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
a_DT
bruin_NP
hockey_NN
game_NN
while_CS
getting_VBG
him_PP
boozed_JJ
up_RP
._.
coyle_NP
takes_VBZ
a_DT
look_NN
at_IN
the_DT
young_JJ
bruin_NP
star_NN
bobby_NP
orr_???
from_IN
his_PP$
upper_JJ
deck_NN
seat_NN
and_CC
says_VBZ
,_,
"_"
to_IN
be_BE
young_JJ
like_IN
that_DT
and_CC
have_HV
his_PP$
future_NN
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
greatest_JJS
hockey_NN
player_NN
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
._.
"_"
dillon_NP
then_RB
takes_VBZ
the_DT
drunken_JJ
coyle_NN
for_IN
a_DT
long_JJ
drive_NN
and_CC
executes_NNS
him_PP
mob-style_RB
,_,
having_HVG
a_DT
kid_NN
who_WP
works_VBZ
for_IN
him_PP
dump_NN
the_DT
body_NN
in_IN
some_DT
bad_JJ
section_NN
of_IN
boston_NP
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
great_JJ
atmospheric_JJ
film_NN
due_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
realistic_JJ
noir_???
mood_NN
it_PP
sets_VBZ
,_,
of_IN
the_DT
hopeless_JJ
situation_NN
the_DT
low-level_JJ
criminals_NNS
are_BER
in_IN
,_,
and_CC
how_WRB
they_PP
are_BER
forced_VBN
to_IN
live_JJ
with_IN
fear_NN
and_CC
the_DT
uncertainty_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
horrible_JJ
thing_NN
will_MD
happen_VB
next_OD
._.
the_DT
city_NN
streets_NNS
are_BER
ugly_JJ
,_,
the_DT
gangsters_NNS
are_BER
shown_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
capable_JJ
of_IN
any_DT
action_NN
to_IN
defend_VB
their_PP$
own_DT
interests_NNS
,_,
whether_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
betrayal_NN
or_CC
murder_NN
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
fatalistic_JJ
feel_VB
about_IN
their_PP$
lives_NNS
,_,
something_PN
robert_NP
mitchum_NP
wears_VBZ
as_CS
easily_RB
as_CS
others_NNS
put_VB
on_IN
a_DT
hat_NN
._.
mitchum_NP
gives_VBZ
this_DT
film_NN
all_PDT
the_DT
intensity_NN
and_CC
purpose_NN
it_PP
needs_VBZ
,_,
as_CS
it_PP
overcomes_RB
a_DT
thin_JJ
plot_NN
._.
it_PP
makes_VBZ
you_PP
see_VB
the_DT
characters_NNS
for_IN
what_WDT
they_PP
are_BER
without_IN
any_DT
false_JJ
sympathy_NN
for_IN
them_PP
._.
mitchum_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
loser_NN
;_;
and_CC
,_,
that_CS
he_PP
lived_VBD
so_RB
long_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
tribute_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
skills_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
survivor_NN
._.
but_CC
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
he_PP
even_RB
loses_VBZ
the_DT
respect_NN
he_PP
had_HVD
among_IN
his_PP$
underworld_NN
friends_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
standup_???
guy_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
wrestled_VBD
with_IN
his_PP$
code_NN
of_IN
honor_NP
and_CC
lost_VBD
even_RB
that_CS
battle_NN
._.