|The French Connection 1971 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frederic de Pasquale, Bill Hickman, Ann Rebbot, Harold Gary, Arlene Farber, Eddie Egan, Patrick McDermott, Andre Ernotte, Sonny Grosso, Alan Weeks
If for no other reason than the spine-tingling car chase, this movie deserves viewing. Fortunately, it also has much more going for it. NYPD detective Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) visits Paris to uncover the source of a drug supply coming into the United States. Doyle ends up back in the Big Apple for the elevated train car chase. This film won the Best Picture Academy Award, and Gene Hackman and William Friedkin were also honored for Best Actor and Director. Awards were also given for Best Writing and Editing, and nominations were received for Best Supporting Actor (Roy Scheider) and Sound.
|1. The French Connection (1971)|
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