The French Connection

A film by William Friedkin
Starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider

Featuring what is still one of the greatest car chases ever filmed, this out and out thriller is based on a true story. Doyle and Russo (Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider) are two NYPD narcotics cops who stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. When someone tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city (and legal) limits.

 

Technical Information

Production Year
1971
Running Time
104 mins

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