The French Connection (1971)

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Directed By William Friedkin Starring Gene Hackman  •  Fernando Rey  •  Roy Scheider  •  Tony Lo Bianco  •  Marcel Bozzuffi Genres Action  •  Action Thriller  •  Chase Movie  •  Crime  •  Crime Thriller  •  New Hollywood  •  Police Detective Film  •  Thriller Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Winning  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Drama Winning  •  Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Winning  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Action Movies
Release Info October 9, 1971
Color  •  104 minutes R Rated R
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""The French Connection" wins. Bloody badass film! The last hour left me struggling for breath! " more ►

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julinona

julinona on 8/5/2013 Reply  · 

This movie has GREAT directing, it"s gritty, it has suspense, great cinematography, and great performances from the entire cast, especially from Gene Hackman. It also has the best chase sequence that I have ever seen in my life. It might just be the most realistic movie I have ever seen. But aside from that, there isn't a single moment of character development, depth or human emotion. This is a cinematic landmark for the positive things that I mentioned above, and for the fact that it revolutionized an entire genre: Buddy Cop Drama. I cautiously recommend this movie. An 8/10 for me.

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jakesnake21

jakesnake21 on 5/23/2015 Reply  · 

so good that gta 4 put it in the game .

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The27Arsenal

The27Arsenal on 7/1/2014 Reply  · 

Great film, I can't think of an ending quite like this. Every cliche looks like it's going to be played out, until it isn't. Just awesome.

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JC13

JC13 on 2/3/2015 Reply  · 

Damn good film. The chase scene is amazing.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 6/6/2017 Reply  · 

Great directing, great acting and there are some great moments like the excellent chase scene. Unfortunately, the story is weak and I had no emotional connection or interest in the characters. Even New York is depicted in a way that it has more character than the actual characters that take centre stage!

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