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The French Connection
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3 Stars
The French Connection Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:On DVD Saw at/with: Suzy on DVD
Rating: R Year: 1971 Category: Drama Thriller
Director: William Friedkin Time: 104 min. Writer: Robin Moore & Ernest Tidyman

Mine: A hard film for me to rate. Such an icon of cinema that I have seen only now. Spectacular performances from Hackman and Scheider. A shame I did not see it in the theatre, if I had I am sure it would have gotten a higher rating.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
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Fernando Rey as:
Alain Charnier
Roy Scheider Roy Scheider as:
Det. Buddy 'Cloudy' Russo
Tony Lo Bianco as:
Sal Boca
Marcel Bozzuffi as:
Pierre Nicoli
Frederic de Pasquale as:
Heri Devereaux
Bill Hickman as:
Bill Mulderig
Ann Rebbot as:
Mrs. Marie Charnier
Harold Cary as:
Joel Weinstock