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?
The weapon the sniper uses to kill the Transit cop is different from the one he first holds to the motorman's head, and later uses to shoot the conductor.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.
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