The French Connection (1971) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Cast: Roy Scheider, Doris McCarthy, Gene Hackman, Sarina C. Grant, Santos Morales, Robert Dahdah, Frank Adonis, Randy Jurgensen, Eric Jones, Fernando Rey, Joe Lo Grippo, Marcel Bozzuffi, Melonie Haller, Frédéric de Pasquale, Gladys Lane, Ann Rebbot, Charles McGregor, Arlene Farber, Harold Gary, Lora Mitchell, Eddie Egan, Silvano Nolemi, Maureen Mooney, André Ernotte, Willy Switkes, Sonny Grosso, Fat Thomas, Tony Lo Bianco, Benny Marino, Frédéric de Pasquale
Director(s): William Friedkin
Trailer: The French Connection (1971)
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Two narcotics detectives, "Popeye" Doyle and his partner Buddy Russo (Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider), start to close in on a vast international narcotics ring when the smugglers unexpectedly strike back. Following an attempt on his life by one of the smugglers, Doyle sets off a deadly pursuit that ultimately takes him far beyond mere New York City limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards® including best picture and Best Actor for Gene Hackman.
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Synopsis:William Friedkin's gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between 'Popeye' Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed.