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?
When the cars turn a corner during one of the car chases, we see a tape in the background closing off the street, and a policeman who is watching the shoot.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.