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RELEASED 1971 RUNTIME 139 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION WILLIAM FRIEDKIN SCREENPLAY ERNEST TIDYMAN STARRING GENE HACKMAN, FERNANDO REY, ROY SCHEIDER, TONY LO BIANCO, MARCEL BOZZUFFI MUSIC DON ELLIS


 

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Dark, intense, gritty! That’s The French Connection. Gene Hackman in one of his best roles taking down a drug cartel. The car chase is legendary and the final act is incredibly thrilling.

Best part: the car chase, which was filmed without any particular road security.