Five Oscars including Best Picture went to The French Connection (1971) based on the true story of New York narcotics detective Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman).
New York cops Popeye (Gene Hackman) and Cloudy (Roy Scheider) in a bar can't help noticing gangsters, especially Sal Boca (Tony Lo Bianco) and decide to give chase, in an early scene from William Friedkin's The French Connection, 1971.
Outrageous first scene for Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) playing Santa and Cloudy Russo (Roy Scheider) posing as a hot-dog man, and chasing a suspect in Brooklyn, in William Friedkin's The French Connection, 1971.
Brief credits then a quick introduction of Charnier (Fernando Rey) in Marseilles, and the stalking of a victim by the mostly unseen Nicoli (Marcel Bozzuffi), from William Friedkin's The French Connection, 1971.
Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman), with partner Russo (Roy Scheider), blows into a Manhattan bar where his real aim is to meet with informant Hector (Al Fann) in William Friedkin's The French Connection, 1971.
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The French Connection -- New York City detectives Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection. But when one of the criminals tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards in 1971, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin) and Best Actor for Hackman.
The French Connection -- A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
New York narcotics officer "Popeye" Doyle and his partner take on an international drug ring shipping heroin into the United States. Multi-Oscar winner, including Best Picture!
Detectives Doyle and Russo shakedown a bar where they have an informant.
The purity of a shipment of heroin is checked out.
The detectives find drugs hidden in the rocker panels of a car.
Detective Russo goes to Popeye's apartment and finds him handcuffed to his bed.
A group of thugs try to steal a car that the police have a stakeout on.
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