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 ...
William Friedkin credits his decision to direct the movie to a discussion with film director Howard Hawks, whose daughter was living with Friedkin at the time. Friedkin asked Hawks what he thought of his movies, to which Hawks bluntly replied that they were "lousy." Instead ... ...
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?
In the beginning of the movie when the Frenchman is shot in the face, his face is instantly a mess of blood. In reality, an entrance wound from a pistol shot would've been a neat little hole and thus would've taken awhile for the blood to cover his face.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.
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