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2,973 Ratings

The French Connection

Directed by William Friedkin
United States, 1971
Action, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

William Friedkin’s gritty 1970s classic is the paradigmatic rip-roaring chase film, complete with New York City street and subway pursuits, drug smugglers, corrupt cops, and one good guy, Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle – based on true-life detective Eddie Egan – who makes his own rules.

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The French Connection Directed by William Friedkin

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1972 | 5 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1972 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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