R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Gene Hackman - or indeed his agent - did not expect to land the lead role.
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?
During the bar scene, Doyle makes a booze and narcotics milkshake. When Doyle tips that on the bar, the booze and narcotics are visible, a second later, the narcotics have disappeared.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.
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