The French Connection

The French Connection (1971)

Doyle is bad news—but a good cop.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1971-10-09
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 1760 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: D'Antoni Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: William Friedkin
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Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

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  • Gene Hackman

    as Jimmy Doyle
  • Fernando Rey

    as Alain Charnier
  • Roy Scheider

    as Buddy Russo
  • Tony Lo Bianco

    as Sal Boca
  • Marcel Bozzuffi

    as Pierre Nicoli
  • Frédéric de Pasquale

    as Devereaux
  • Bill Hickman

    as Mulderig
  • Ann Rebbot

    as Marie Charnier
  • Harold Gary

    as Weinstock
  • Arlene Farber

    as Angie Boca
  • Eddie Egan

    as Simonson
  • André Ernotte

    as La Valle
  • Sonny Grosso

    as Klein
  • Benny Marino

    as Lou Boca
  • Patrick McDermott

    as Chemist
  • Alan Weeks

    as Pusher
  • Al Fann

    as Informant
  • Irving Abrahams

    as Police Mechanic
  • Randy Jurgensen

    as Police Sergeant
  • William Coke

    as Motorman
  • Charles McGregor

    as "Baldy" (uncredited)
Production Philip D'Antoni Producer
Writing Ernest Tidyman Screenplay
Directing William Friedkin Director
Camera Owen Roizman Director of Photography
Art Edward Garzero Set Decoration
Art Ben Kasazkow Art Direction
Editing Gerald B. Greenberg Editor
Sound Chris Newman Sound
Production Eddie Egan Other
Lighting William Ward Electrician
Crew Sass Bedig Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Fretwell III Costume Design
Directing William C. Gerrity Assistant Director
Production G. David Schine Executive Producer
Directing Terence A. Donnelly Assistant Director
Production Kenneth Utt Associate Producer
Crew Bill Hickman Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Irving Buchman Makeup Artist
Directing Nicholas Sgarro Script Supervisor
Writing Robin Moore Book
Sound Theodore Soderberg Sound
Production Paul Ganapoler Unit Production Manager
Production Robert Weiner Casting
Sound Don Ellis Original Music Composer
Art Thomas Wright Property Master
Editing Norman Gay Associate Editor
Camera Enrique Bravo Camera Operator
Sound Don Ellis Conductor
Camera Robert Ward Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up Joseph W. Dehn Wardrobe Supervisor
Production Fat Thomas Other
Costume & Make-Up Florence Foy Wardrobe Supervisor
Crew Hal Needham Stunts
Crew Fred J. Lincoln Stunts
Crew Carey Loftin Stunt Driver
Crew Joe Pronto Stunts
Crew Alex Stevens Stunts
Crew Bill Hickman Stunt Double
Crew Jerry Summers Stunt Driver
Crew Joe Finnegan Stunts
Crew Harry Daley Stunts
Crew George Fisher Stunts
Crew Cliff Cudney Stunts
Crew Eddie Egan Technical Advisor
Writing William Friedkin Screenplay
Crew Sonny Grosso Technical Advisor