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The French connection

Author: William FriedkinPhilip D'AntoniErnest TidymanGene HackmanFernando ReyAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2005] ©1971.
Series: Collector's edition (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.), v. 24.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alain Chanier is a dapper businessman from Marseilles, France, who is in reality a drug lord working on a big score - selling $32 million worth of heroin in New York City. But his potential buyer, small-time hood Salvatore Boca, is being tailed by two undercover NYC cops, James "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo. The more Popeye and Cloudy dig, the closer they get to the mysterious 'French connection' and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Film noir
Police films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Mystery films
Crime
Police
Teatro
Named Person: Robin Moore; Robin Moore
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Friedkin; Philip D'Antoni; Ernest Tidyman; Gene Hackman; Fernando Rey; Roy Scheider; Tony Lo Bianco; Marcel Bozzuffi; Owen Roizman; Gerald B Greenberg; Don Ellis; Robin Moore; Schine-Moore Productions,; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation,; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,
OCLC Number: 64445720
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book by Robin Moore.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Program notes by Mark Kermode inserted in container.
Special features: commentary by William Friedkin; commentary by Gene Hackman & Roy Scheider; original theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Owen Roizman ; film editor, Jerry Greenberg ; music composed and conducted by Don Ellis.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi.
Awards: 1971, 44th Academy Awards, winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role-Gene Hackman, Best Director-William Friedkin, Best Film Editing-Gerald B. Greenberg, Best Picture-Philip D'Antoni, and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium-Ernest Tidyman.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (8 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Contents: Disc 2: Poughkeepsie shuffle: tracing the French connection / BBC ; written & presented by Mark Kermode ; produced & directed by Russell Leven (54 min.) --
Making the connection: the French connection 30th anniversary special / hosted by Sonny Grosso ; producer, Michele Wilson ; writer, Keith Johnson (57 min.) --
French connection deleted scenes / with William Friedkin ; produced and directed by Michael M. Arick (18 min.).
Series Title: Collector's edition (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.), v. 24.
Other Titles: French connection (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents ; a Philip D'Antoni production ; in association with Schine-Moore Productions ; screenplay by Ernest Tidyman ; produced by Philip D'Antoni ; directed by William Friedkin.

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Alain Chanier is a dapper businessman from Marseilles, France, who is in reality a drug lord working on a big score - selling $32 million worth of heroin in New York City. But his potential buyer, small-time hood Salvatore Boca, is being tailed by two undercover NYC cops, James "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo. The more Popeye and Cloudy dig, the closer they get to the mysterious 'French connection' and a final showdown between the dealers and the police.

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