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The French Connection


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


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

Release: Oct. 9th, 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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The result is indeed, one of the best car chase sequences put to film.
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.
The legendary car chase is still one of the best action scenes of the 1970s, but everything else...well, that's kind of the curse of being such an influential and acclaimed movie.
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