THE FRENCH CONNECTION (Theatrical Release USA 1971)

Ben Meyers’ rating—4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

The French Connection—stimulating, based on a true story—increases its pace as the film progresses. The movie has all the formulas for creating a solid action crime drama and uses them well. The script is good. Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider make a great team as the leading actors in this film.


A New York policeman tries to bust drug deals and gets a real French ‘winner’ deal to bust.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director William Friedkin for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer G. David Schine for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jimmy Doyle (Gene Hackman), Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey), Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider), Sal Boca (Tony Lo Bianco), Pierre Nicoli (Marcel Bozzuffi), Devereaux (Frédéric de Pasquale), Mulderig (Bill Hickman), Marie Charnier (Ann Rebbot), and Weinstock (Harold Gary).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It maintains its place in the must see movie lineup.

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