A rollercoaster. Gene Hackman is so cool.
Hackman is fabulous; and that chase scene is what films are made for.
over 3 years
The tension and intensity feel real, something modern cinema is often lacking.
over 3 years
hyped as a "great car chase movie", but left me wanting more. Nice and gritty cop flick.
almost 4 years
That high speed chase scene is in its own right a short film. What a classic.
This film kicks ass. I love it.
Smart, suspenseful, and damn cool. Fantastic cinematography
This article is about the 1971 film. For the British fashion label, see French Connection (clothing).
The French Connection is a 1971 American crime film directed by William Friedkin. The film was adapted and fictionalized by Ernest Tidyman from the non-fiction book by Robin Moore. It tells the story of New York Police Department detectives named "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo, whose real-life counterparts were Narcotics Detectives Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso. Egan and Grosso also appear in the film, as characters other than themselves.
It was the first R-rated movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture since the introduction of the MPAA film rating system. It also won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Gene Hackman), Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ernest Tidyman). It was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Roy Scheider), Best Cinematography and Best Sound. Tidyman also received a Golden Globe Award, a Writers Guild of America Award...