FRENCH CONNECTION, THE
This classic police drama stars Gene Hackman as New York City Detective Jimmy
"Popeye" Doyle, who's working with his partner, Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo (Roy Scheider), to intercept a large heroin shipment from France. Based on a true story, the film won five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Hackman and Best Director for William Friedkin. DIR William Friedkin; SCR Ernest Tidyman, from the book by Robin Moore; PROD Phillip D'Antoni. U.S., 1971, color, 104 min. RATED R
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