Popeye Doyle

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Podcast Release Date:
Mar 19, 2024

The French Connection Series Episode 3

NYPD Blue Balls 

Eight months before starring as Al Bundy on Married… With Children, Ed O’Neill tried to keep pace with Gene Hackman in a TV spin-off of French Connection. Did NBC execs cancel this potential 1986 series because gruff narcotics detective Popeye Doyle was still murdering folks and violating civil liberties like it’s 1971?  Or is the bigger problem that a future sitcom shoe salesman would rather sit on his ass watching sex tapes of Audrey Landers (Dallas) than chase down crooks?  Find out if this failed pilot solves the Middle East crisis when you Listen Now!


Movie Details

French Connection
Peter Levin
1 h 37 min
Release Date
1 January 1986
Thriller, TV Movie, Crime
While Popeye Doyle is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic figures turn up everywhere he goes. The drug overdose becomes a very involved murder case.

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