R | | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Filmed on 86 separate locations throughout New York City.
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 first appropriates the car for the car chase, he makes a u-turn to follow the train. Before he makes the turn, you can see the circular u-turn rubber marks on the asphalt from the prior takes.
The 20th-Century Fox logo fades in in black and white and then dissolves to color.
The version released on first Blu-ray release features a radically-different color scheme from all earlier versions - it was recolored with the assistance of 'William Friedkin (I)'. The second Blu-ray release features a color scheme more like all the previous versions.
Music by Lionel Newman
[Played on piano at the restaurant where Charnier and Nicoli dine]
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