French Connection, The

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


French Connection, The

Title: French Connection, The

Release Date: 1971

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

    Directors: Friedkin, William


  • Hackman, Gene as Det. Jimmy ”Popeye” Doyle
  • Rey, Fernando as Alain Charnier
  • Scheider, Roy as Det. Buddy ”Cloudy” Russo
  • Lo Bianco, Tony as Salvatore ”Sal” Boca
  • Bozzuffi, Marcel as Pierre Nicoli, Hit Man
  • Pasquale, Frédéric de as Henri Devereaux
  • Hickman, Bill as Bill Mulderig
  • Rebbot, Ann as Mrs. Marie Charnier
  • Gary, Harold as Joel Weinstock
  • Farber, Arlene as Angie Boca
  • Egan, Eddie as Walt Simonson
  • Ernotte, André as La Valle
  • Grosso, Sonny as Bill Klein

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