The French Connection
When New York detectives Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) launch a deadly pursuit to bust up a narcotics smuggling ring, they discover a link to France. Based on a true story, this action-packed thriller, with its iconic chase scene, earned Oscars® in 1971 for Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin), Best Actor for Hackman, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing.
Release Date: October 9, 1971
Directed ByWilliam Friedkin
Written ByErnest Tidyman, Robin Moore
Produced ByPhilip D'Antoni
CastEddie Egan, Harold Gary, Bill Hickman, Arlene Farber, Frederic De Pasquale, Maureen Mooney, Patrick McDermott, Sonny Grosso, Robert Weil, Al Fann, Alan Weeks, Andre Ernotte, Ann Rebbot, Ben Marino, Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, The Three Degrees, William Friedkin