Popeye Doyle (1986)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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While Popeye Doyle is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic figures ... See full summary »

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17 January 2003 | Bud_Sturguess
| Proves to be a worthy extension
In this failed spin-off of the lead character from the classic "French Connection" movies, Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (admirably portrayed by Ed O'Neill) investigates a drug overdose which turns out to be a murder, and finds himself caught in international affairs. This almost unheard of spin-off TV movie is too often overlooked; O'Neill's rendering of Popeye Doyle is easily comparable in depth as Gene Hackman's Oscar-winning performance. Flexes fine directing and script. O'Neill adds believable depth to the character, and the story is never overwrought. A worthy extension of the "French Connection"'s gritty form.

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