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The French Connection

Director: William Friedkin Run Time: 104 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1971

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Marcel Bozzuffi, Tony Lo Bianco, Eddie Egan

Based on a true story, William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning thriller The French Connection follows two New York City detectives Popeye Doyle and Buddy Russo as they attempt to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover “The French Connection.” But when one of the criminals tried to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits.