R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
3 December 2010 | secondtake
8 | Dirty, real, harsh--cops after big drug dealers in New York, 1971.
The French Connection (1971) Director William Friedkin would make it impossible to see his career straight two years ...
The bar that Doyle drinks in, after which he picks up the girl on the bicycle, was a real bar called Muchie's, which was right next door to what was then the New York Post building. Ernest Tidyman, who wrote the screenplay, had been a New York Post reporter.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle:
Merry Christmas. What's your name, little boy?
Little Boy: Eric.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: Uh-huh, Eric. What do you want for Christmas Eric? Hmmm?
Doyle and Russo search the bar for drugs, turning up lots of items that they throw onto the bar, yet when they leave (at around 29 mins), the bar is clean.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in black and white, dissolves to color, then seamlessly widens from the old square aspect ratio to modern standard film ratio.
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