The French Connection

The French Connection (1971)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Release Date - Oct 9, 1971  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The French Connection is a 1971 American crime thriller film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The film was adapted and fictionalized by Ernest Tidyman from the 1969 non-fiction book by Robin Moore. It tells the story of New York Police Department detectives "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo, whose real-life counterparts were Narcotics Detectives Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso. Don Ellis scored the film.

It was the first R-rated movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture since the introduction of the MPAA film rating system. It also won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Hackman), Best Director (Friedkin), Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Tidyman). It was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Scheider), Best Cinematography and Best Sound Mixing. Tidyman also received a Golden Globe Award nomination, a Writers Guild of America Award and an Edgar Award for his screenplay. A sequel, French Connection II, followed in 1975 with Gene Hackman and Fernando Rey reprising their roles.

The American Film Institute included the film in its list of the best American films in 1998 and again in 2007. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Movie Info

Budget

$1,800,000

Box Office

$51,701,871

Tags

American Film Institute, Best Picture, Car Chase, Drug Dealer, Drug Smuggling, Espionage, Film Based On Books, Gangster, Heroin, Justice, Marseille, New York City, Tidyman, True Stories

Attributes

Based On: Action based on actual events, The French Connection
Filming Location: Marseille, New York City
Narrative Location: Brooklyn, Marseille, New York City

Alternate Titles

Brennpunkt Brooklyn
DE
Brennpunkt New York
NO
Contacto en Francia
AR, MX, PE, VE
Contra el imperio de la droga
ES
Doyle
US
Filiera
RO
Francia kapcsolat
HU
Francoska zveza
SI
Francouzská spojka
CZ
Francouzská spojka: Štvanice
CZ
Francuska veza
HR
Francuski łącznik
PL
Francúzska spojka/Francúzska spojka: Štvanica
SK
French Connection
FR, JP, NO
French Connection - Brennpunkt Brooklyn
DE
French Connection - Lagens våldsamma män
SE
Hårdhänta män
FI
Il braccio violento della legge
IT
Kanunun kuvveti
TR
Kẻ Đầu Mối Pháp
VN
Kovaotteiset miehet
FI
La filière
FR
La filière française
CA
Lovens skrappe drenge
DK
Operação França
BR
Os Incorruptíveis Contra a Droga
PT
Popeye
US
Prancūzų ryšininkas
LT
Rabet-e faransavi
IR
The French Connection
AU, CA, EC, EG, IN, IL, KR, NL, SG, ZA, AE, GB, US
The French Connection. Contra el imperio de la droga
ES
Ο άνθρωπος από τη Γαλλία
GR
Французький зв'язковий
UA
Француска веза
RS
Френска връзка
BG
フレンチ・コネクション
JP
密探霹靂火
HK
毒网惊魂
CN
法国贩毒网
CN
霹靂神探
TW
더 프렌치 커넥션
KR