New York narcotics officer "Popeye" Doyle and his partner take on an international drug ring shipping heroin into the United States. Multi-Oscar winner, including Best Picture!
Detectives Doyle and Russo shakedown a bar where they have an informant.
The purity of a shipment of heroin is checked out.
The detectives find drugs hidden in the rocker panels of a car.
Detective Russo goes to Popeye's apartment and finds him handcuffed to his bed.
A group of thugs try to steal a car that the police have a stakeout on.
Detective Doyle is spotted and loses the tail on Devereaux.
The French Connection is William Friedkin's gritty, Oscar®-winning police drama where two tough New York City cops try to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. Police partners Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) put a candy store under surveillance based on a hunch that something fishy was going on. Eventually it turns out that the proprietors are involved in one of the biggest narcotics smuggling rings on either side of the Atlantic, and the cops go to work. Popeye Doyle is a short-tempered alcoholic bigot, but he is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer. Doyle's nemesis is Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey), a suave and urbane gentleman who is a criminal, and one of the largest suppliers of pure heroin to North America. As money troubles begin for the hoods they decide to kill Popeye and Buddy to give them enough room to bring in the heroin.
New York City detectives Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection. But when one of the criminals tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards in 1971, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin) and Best Actor for Hackman.
New York narcotics detective "Popeye" Doyle follows the trail of the French connection smuggling ring to France where he teams up with the gendarmes to hunt down the ringleader.
This dramatic thriller won an Academy Award® for Best Picture and Gene Hackman garnered a Best Actor Oscar® for his gritty portrayal of a detective trailing ruthless drug smugglers.
The prostitutes of a bawdy house and their madam (ANNE FRANCIS) turn to Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) for protection against vigilantes.