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The French Connection (18)

Sunday 22 July 2018 to Tuesday 24 July 2018

The French Connection (18)

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  • Director William Friedkin
  • Origin US
  • Year 1971
  • Duration 114 minutes

Gene Hackman takes on the role of New York detective “Popeye” Doyle who, along with his partner Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) investigate a huge shipment of heroin coming in from France. 

William Friedkin’s adaptation of Robin Moore’s non-fiction book was a big box office hit on release and nabbed 5 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Editing). A masterpiece of crime cinema that features one of the best car chase sequences ever filmed. 

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