The French Connection (1971)-Gene Hackman as Popeye Doyle

On TCM today 9/16/16- Best picture Oscar winner The French Connection (1971)-Besides the very exciting classic chase sequence filmed on Brooklyn’s 86th Street, I love the physical as well as psychological cat and mouse game Oscar winning here Gene Hackman as hard working NYC detective Popeye Doyle plays with Fernando Rey as the suave upscale drug dealer. Director William Friedkin successfully captures and contrasts Hackman’s tough everyday life with Ray’s life of luxury.


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