The French Connection / The French Connection II DVD
SKU ID #310238
- Technical Specs
- Format: DVD
- Rating: R
- Region: 1
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
- DVD Release Date: June 1, 2010
- Color: Color
Two narcotics detectives, "Popeye" Doyle and his partner Buddy Russo (Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider), start to close in on a vast international narcotics ring when the smugglers unexpectedly strike back. Following an attempt on his life by one of the smugglers, Doyle sets off a deadly pursuit that ultimately takes him far beyond mere New York City limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Actor for Gene Hackman.
French Connection II:
Gene Hackman reprises his Oscar®-winning role as Popeye Doyle, the hard-nosed New York detective determined to break a French narcotics ring. Kidnapped by heroin kingpin Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey) in Marseilles, Doyle is mercilessly forced to become a junkie himself. Upon his release, Doyle must kick his habit and join forces with his French police counterpart (Bernard Fresson) to hunt down Charnier. Gritty action, riveting performances and a vividly realistic setting make this movie a powerful sequel to the brilliant original.