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"French Connection" films
I & II


The French Connection (1971)
Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider,
Fernando Rey, André Ernotte, et al.

French Connection

Director: William Friedkin
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With its gritty, authentic story about New York City police detectives, this milestone film from 1971 won 5 Academy Awards. Based on an actual case and the illustrious career of NY cop Eddie Egan, the film stars Gene Hackman as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, whose unorthodox methods of crime fighting are anything but diplomatic. With his partner (Roy Scheider), Popeye investigates an international shipment of heroin masterminded by the suave Frenchman (Fernando Rey) who eludes Popeye throughout an escalating series of pursuits. The obsessive tension of Doyle's investigation reaches peak intensity during the film's breathtaking car chase, in which Doyle races under New York's elevated train tracks in a borrowed sedan -- a sequence that earned an Oscar for editing and was instantly hailed as one of the greatest chase scenes ever filmed.

Produced on location, The French Connection had an immediate influence on dozens of movies and TV shows to follow, virtually redefining the crime thriller genre with its combination of brutal realism and high-octane craftsmanship. Boosted by the film's phenomenal success, director William Friedkin gained even more attention with his follow-up film, The Exorcist. -- Jeff Shannon

French Connection II (1975)
Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, et al.

French Connection 2

Director: John Frankenheimer
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Synopsis: The sequel to the classic 1971 hit movie. Here, gritty, hard-boiled New York narc Popeye Doyle heads for Marseilles, France, to capture Charnier, the powerful drug dealer who eluded Doyle in the first film. But Doyle doesn't realize that his fellow policemen have set him up. As a result, he's kidnapped by Charnier's goons, who drug him with enough heroin to leave him addicted to the deadly narcotic. Doyle's attempt to kick the habit takes him to hell and back, but once healthy, he becomes obsessed with catching Charnier, and won't let anything stand in his way...



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