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The French Connection (7-Oct-1971)

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: Ernest Tidyman

Based on a book: The French Connection by Robin Moore

Music Composed and Conducted by: Don Ellis

Producer: Philip D'Antoni

Keywords: True Crime, Drug Smuggling, Heroin, Organized Crime, Classic Car Chase, Sniper, New York, Brooklyn

Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider are two New York City cops intent on stopping the flow of heroin into the city, transshipped through France. Hackman's ruthless Popeye Doyle in particular will let nothing stop the chase. Introduced a new style of gritty realism absent from crime films prior, and influencing all that came after. Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Editing; received 3 nominations including Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gene Hackman
30-Jan-1930   The Conversation
Tony Lo Bianco
19-Oct-1936   Recurring TV movie actor
Fernando Rey
20-Sep-1917 9-Mar-1994 The French Connection
Roy Scheider
10-Nov-1932 10-Feb-2008 Jaws


Gene Hackman   ...   Jimmy Doyle
Fernando Rey   ...   Alain Charnier
Roy Scheider   ...   Buddy Russo
Tony Lo Bianco   ...   Sal Boca
Marcel Bozzuffi   ...   Pierre Nicoli
Frederic de Pasquale   ...   Devereaux
Bill Hickman   ...   Mulderig
Ann Rebbot   ...   Marie Charnier
Harold Gary   ...   Weinstock
Arlene Farber   ...   Angie Boca
Eddie Egan   ...   Simonson
Andre Ernotte   ...   La Valle
Sonny Grosso   ...   Klein
Benny Marino   ...   Lou Boca
Pat McDermott   ...   Chemist
Alan Weeks   ...   Pusher
Al Fann   ...   Informant
Irving Abrahams   ...   Police Mechanic
Randy Jurgensen   ...   Police Sergeant
William Coke   ...   Motorman
The Three Degrees   ...   The Three Degrees


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