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The French Connection

Cast

Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco View All


Crew

William Friedkin (Director), Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 7th, 1971
Runtime: 1 hour, 44 minutes
Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
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Jack1
To the characters themselves, and I found Hackman's Jimmy Doyle to be a fairly unmemorable character, certainly not a patch on Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan character from the Dirty Harry films - just my opinion, though, and I'm sure some will disagree with that.
Iroquois
Gene Hackman is decent enough as the lead detective who's flawed enough that your sympathy for his crime-fighting cause is basically the only thing there is to like about him, which was probably the point but does seem a double-edged sword.
aronisred
The movie stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider as two cops.