R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
15 June 2003 | Infofreak
One of the 1970s best crime movies, and yes, that means one of the best ever.
'The French Connection' has really stood the test of time. William Friedkin is one American director who has almost ...
the real-life models of Doyle and Russo appear in the movie, Egan as the detectives' supervisor and Grosso as Klein, the BNDD Special Agent, Mulderig's partner.
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 Howard the chemist is done testing the purity of the heroin, he blows out the flame of the oil candle under the thermometer. A few shots later, when the distribution is being discussed, the candle is seen lit and unlit between shots.
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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