Rent French Connection (1971)

3.8 of 5 from 291 ratings
1h 39min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Ann Rebbot, , , , André Ernotte, , , , , , Irving Abrahams, , William Coke
Directors:
Producers:
Philip D'Antoni
Writers:
Ernest Tidyman, Robin Moore
Others:
Chris Newman, Christopher Newman, Jerry Greenberg, Theodore Soderberg, Gerry Greenberg, Owen Roizman
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1973 BAFTA Best Actor

1973 BAFTA Best Editing

1972 Oscar Best Picture

1972 Oscar Best Director

1972 Oscar Best Editing

1972 Oscar Best Actor

1972 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/07/2004
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by director William Friedkin
  • Audio commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider
  • Original theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/12/2008
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • William Friedkin Introduction to The French Connection
  • Audio Commentary by William Friedkin
  • Audio Commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scneider
  • Trivia Track
  • Isolated Score Track
  • Deleted Scenes - With Optional Friedkin Commentary
  • William Friedkin Discusses the Deleted Scenes
  • Anatomy Of A Chase
  • Hackman On Doyle
  • Friedkin and Grosso Remember the Real French Connection
  • Scene Of The Crime
  • Colour Timing: The French Connection
  • Cop Jazz: The Music Of Don Ellis
  • Rogue Cop: The Noir Connection
  • BBC Documentary: The Poughkeepsie Shuffle
  • Making The Connection: The Untold Stories Of The French Connection
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature and Special Features:
- William Friedkin Introduction to The French Connection
- Audio Commentary by William Friedkin
- Audio Commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scneider
- Trivia Track
- Isolated Score Track
Disc 2:
This disc includes Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes - With Optional Friedkin Commentary
- William Friedkin Discusses the Deleted Scenes
- Anatomy Of A Chase
- Hackman On Doyle
- Friedkin and Grosso Remember the Real French Connection
- Scene Of The Crime
- Colour Timing: The French Connection
- Cop Jazz: The Music Of Don Ellis
- Rogue Cop: The Noir Connection
- BBC Documentary: The Poughkeepsie Shuffle
- Making The Connection: The Untold Stories Of The French Connection

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Reviews (1) of French Connection

Classic Cop Thriller - French Connection review by Jawbreaker

Spoiler Alert
03/08/2009

Known for its car chase, the French Connection is more than just four wheels through New York. The largest drugs bust in US history, its a gritty urban snapshot of the Big Apple in the 70's. Breakout performance from Hackman and confirming the talent of William Friedkin.

3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

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