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 ...
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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 shot at from the sniper on the rooftop, he ducks behind a tree then runs over an hugs the wall to get to the entrance. As he gets close to the entrance after passing the two Spanish children in the window, if you listen very closely, you can hear a man in the background chatter from the crowd saying the same line twice: "Is there a doctor around? There must be a doctor around, THERE HE IS!" This line is said twice just before Popeye hops the railing of the steps.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.
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