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
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.