The French Connection
Five Star Collection
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1971
Director: William Friedkin
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 024543-020660
Running time: 1:44 (104 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 25, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#645)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 07, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
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.
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Genres
Drama
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • 20th Century Fox
 • Schine-Moore Productions
 • D'Antoni Productions
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
William Friedkin....Director
Writing
Ernest Tidyman....Screenwriter
Robin Moore....Original Material By
Production
G. David Schine....Executive Producer
Philip D'Antoni....Producer
Cinematography
Owen Roizman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Jerry Greenberg....Film Editor
Music
Don Ellis....Composer
Sound
Chris Newman....Sound
Theodore Soderberg....Sound
Art
Ben Kazaskow....Art Director
Sass Bedig....Visual Effects
Irving Buchman....Make-up Artist
Joseph W. Dehn....Costume Designer
Florence Foy....Costume Designer
Joseph Fretwell III....Costume Designer
Cast
Gene Hackman....Jimmy Doyle
Fernando Rey....Alain Charnier
Roy Scheider....Buddy Russo
Tony Lo Bianco....Sal Boca
Marcel Bozzuffi....Pierre Nicoli
Frederic De Pasquale....Devereaux
Bill Hickman....Mulderig
Ann Rebbot....Marie Charnier
Harold Gary....Weinstock
Arlene Farber....Angie Boca
Eddie Egan....Simonson
Andre Ernotte....La Valle
Sonny Grosso....Klein
Benny Marino....Lou Boca
Pat McDermott....Chemist
Alan Weeks....Pusher
Al Fann....Informant
Irving Abrahams....Police Mechanic
Randy Jurgensen....Police Sergeant
William Coke....Motorman
The Three Degrees....The Three Degrees
Sheila Ferguson....The Three Degrees (uncredited)
Sarina C. Grant....Hooker on the Street (uncredited)
Joe Lo Grippo....Tollbooth Collector (uncredited)
Melonie Haller....Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Valerie Holiday....The Three Degrees (uncredited)
Eric Jones....Little Boy (uncredited)
Jean Luisi....Bit Part (uncredited)
Charles McGregor....Bar Patron in Drug Raid (uncredited)
Lora Mitchell....Woman with Baby Carriage (uncredited)
Maureen Mooney....Bicycle Girl (uncredited)
Silvano Nolemi....Dock Worker (uncredited)
Darby Lloyd Rains....Stripper (uncredited)
Fayette Pinkney....The Three Degrees (uncredited)
Burt Richards....Auction Bidder (uncredited)
Robert Weil....Auctioneer (uncredited)