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The French connection

Author: William FriedkinPhilip D'AntoniErnest TidymanGene HackmanFernando ReyAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 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 : English : [Widescreen]View 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
Mystery films
Police films
Film noir
Films for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: 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; Don Ellis; Robin Moore; Schine-Moore Productions.; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 64445720
Language Note: Soundtrack in English (surround) or French (mono) with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book by Robin Moore.
Program notes by Mark Kermode inserted in container.
Special features: commentary by William Friedkin; commentary by Gene Hackman & Roy Scheider; original theatrical trailer.
Credits: Music composed and conducted by Don Ellis ; director of photography, Owen Roizman ; film editor, Jerry Greenberg ; technical consultants, Eddie Egan, Sonny Grosso.
Cast: Gene Hackman (Jimmy Doyle), Fernando Rey (Alain Charnier), Roy Scheider (Buddy Russo), Tony Lo Bianco (Sal Boca), Marcel Bozzuffi (Pierre Nicoli).
Event notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
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.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (8 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, Region 1, Dolby 5.1 surround (English), Dolby stereo surround (English), mono (French), presented in letterbox widescreen preserving original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1.
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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