The French Connection is a 1971 American crime thriller film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The film was adapted and fictionalized by Ernest Tidyman from the 1969 non-fiction book by Robin Moore. It tells the story of New York Police Department detectives, "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo, whose real-life counterparts were Narcotics Detectives Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso. Don Ellis scored the film. Wikipedia
The French Connection is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, United States National Film Registry films, 20th Century Fox films, Films set in New York City, Best Picture Academy Award winners, Films whose director won the Best Director Academy Award, Films featuring a Best Actor Academy Award winning performance, Police detective films and Chase films.
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Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: (to a random woman before he exits the bar after the drug raid) Get that hair done before Saturday. We're going now. Goodbye!