R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Godiva Chocolates did not open a store in North America until 1972 (as per Wikipedia). However, Popeye Doyle (Hackman) passes a Godiva Chocolate shop while on foot in NYC. The French Connection was released in 1971.
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 Popeye is entering the building with the sniper on the roof, the same audio of people talking can be heard twice in a row. "Oh yeah, there must be a sniper on the roof"....."There is one."
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.
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