The French Connection

There are no rules and no holds barred when Popeye cuts loose!

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Podcast Release Date:
Mar 05, 2024

The French Connection Series Episode 1

Sadly, not the same Frog who hooked you up with a Rainbow Connection

Director William Friedkin (The Exorcist) pioneers ‘70s buddy cop formula with his five-time Oscar-winning breakout film The French Connection. Has all that foot-picking in Poughkeepsie prepared crass New York City cops Gene Hackman (Superman) and Roy Scheider (Jaws) for the amount of legwork required to catch heroin smuggler Fernando Rey? And are the filmmakers the biggest criminals of all with their blatant disregard for bystander safety and traffic laws while shooting a legendary high-speed car chase? Listen and Find Out!


Movie Details

French Connection
William Friedkin
1 h 44 min
Release Date
9 October 1971
Action, Crime, Thriller
Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

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