French Connection, The * (1971)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Gene Hackman Det. Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle
Marcel Bozzuffi Pierre Nicoli, Hit Man
Tony Lo Bianco Salvatore 'Sal' Boca
Fernando Rey Alain Charnier
Roy Scheider Det. Buddy 'Cloudy' Russo
Frédéric de Pasquale Henri Devereaux
Bill Hickman Bill Mulderig
Ann Rebbot Mrs. Marie Charnier
Harold Gary Joel Weinstock
Arlene Farber Angie Boca
Movie Details
Genre Action; Thriller; Crime; Drama
Director William Friedkin
Producer Phillip D'Antoni
Writer Ernest Tidyman; Robin Moore
Language EnglishEnglish
Audience Rating RR
Running Time 104 mins
Country USAUSA
Studio 20th Century Fox
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"Sheer Entertainment… Fast, Fascinating, Gripping And Gritty." -New York Magazine

New York City detectives "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection. But when one of the criminals tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Award® in 1971, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin) and Best Actor for Hackman.
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Product Details
Region Region 1
Layers Single side, Dual layer
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono

Extra Features
THX Certified

Disc One:
Scene Specific Commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider
Director's Commentary by William Friedkin
Original Theatrical Trailer

Disc Two:
"Making The Connection: The Untold Stories" Behind-The-Scenes Documentary
"Poughkeepsie Shuffle" BBC Documentary
Deleted Scenes Documentary Hosted by William Friedkin (Contains 7 Deleted Scenes)
Still Gallery
Trailers (The French Connection & French Connection II)