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The French Connection

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Directed by William Friedkin
United States, 1971
Action, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

William Friedkin’s gritty 1970s classic is the paradigmatic rip-roaring chase film, complete with New York City street and subway pursuits, drug smugglers, corrupt cops, and one good guy, Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle – based on true-life detective Eddie Egan – who makes his own rules.

Synopsis

William Friedkin’s gritty 1970s classic is the paradigmatic rip-roaring chase film, complete with New York City street and subway pursuits, drug smugglers, corrupt cops, and one good guy, Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle – based on true-life detective Eddie Egan – who makes his own rules.

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The French ConnectionDirected byWilliam Friedkin

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Awards & Festivals

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Academy Awards
1972 | 5 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role
1972 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
National Film Preservation Board
2005 | Winner: National Film Registry

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