Two New York City policemen investigate a complex intercontinental drug smuggling scheme, known as The French Connection. Based on the true story of Narcotics Detectives Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso and the non-fiction book of the same title by Robin Moore.
Notable performances by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, as well as Fernando Rey as frenchman Alain Charnier.
A Landmark all-time classic action-thriller film, which laid the groundwork for all those who followed it. Brilliant documentary-style mannner of direction, heavily inspired by the French New Wave, as well as the 1969 French political thriller, Z (dir. by Costa-Gavras).
Characteristic 1970’s Jazz soundtrack.
Includes what is considered by critics and cinephiles alike as one of the Greatest Car Chase scenes of all time. A significant piece of American cinema history, a must-see gem and classic!
Won 5 Oscars from a total of 8 nominations, for Best Director, Lead Actor, Screenplay, Editing and Best Picture.
The French Connection cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco