R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
An article quoted some of the performers as admitting that they pretty much ignored the dialog in the script and used terms and phrases the police advisers gave to them during rehearsals. Ironically, the screenplay won an Oscar. (Note: Owen Roizman, the film's ... ...
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?
When Russo is undercover as a customer inside Sal's diner, he flirts with Sal's wife from across the counter. Their words do not come close to matching their moving lips.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.
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