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The French Connection

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Oct 7th, 1971
Budget: $1,800,000.00
Revenue: N/A
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 104 Minutes
Genres: Action / Crime / Thriller
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metascore N/A

The French Connection Main Cast

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Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
plays Jimmy Doyle
Fernando Rey
Fernando Rey
plays Alain Charnier
Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
plays Det. Buddy Russo
Tony Lo Bianco
Tony Lo Bianco
plays Sal Boca
Marcel Bozzuffi
Marcel Bozzuffi
plays Pierre Nicoli
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • William Friedkin was able to make the movie because Fox's chairman, Darryl F. Zanuck, off-handedly said he had $2 million on hand and would OK a production start if Friedkin and his production team could make the movie for that much. Zanuck also warned Friedkin that if done badly, he'd end up with another episode of the TV series Naked City. Friedkin said later that this inspired him to make the Popeye Doyle character a combination of good and evil, because that duality was not something one saw on "Naked City". The director also credited the film Z with introducing a near-documentary quality that he applied to own his fictional project.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When Popeye and Cloudy are beginning to stake out the Lincoln, there is a shot of Cloudy looking back through the back window of their car. In the next shot, he is in the same place, but he now has a cigarette in his mouth.
  • The sequence on the Times Square-Grand Central shuttle took two full days to shoot (without permission from the Transit Authority), even though it lasts for only a few minutes on screen. Car 6609, an R-17, is preserved at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. A different trainset was apparently substituted between the time filming of that scene began and ended because the car numbers are not the same when Fernando Rey finally outwits Gene Hackman and leaves him behind at the station.
  • The officer shot on the train was an actual New York Transit Authority policeman. He was a member of the Actor's Guild.
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Movie Series/Collection

The French Connection
1971
- The French Connection
French Connection II
1975
- French Connection II

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