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The French connection [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox presents ; a Philip D'Antoni production ; in association with Schine-Moore Productions ; screenplay by Ernest Tidyman ; produced by Philip D'Antoni ; directed by William Friedkin.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Homer Public Library DVD FRE 000161423 Video Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Collector's ed.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. : ©2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book by Robin Moore.
Special features: commentary by William Friedkin; commentary by Gene Hackman & Roy Scheider; original theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music composed and conducted by Don Ellis ; director of photography, Owen Roizman ; film editor, Jerry Greenberg ; technical consultants, Eddie Egan, Sonny Grosso.
Participant or Performer Note:
Gene Hackman (Jimmy Doyle), Fernando Rey (Alain Charnier), Roy Scheider (Buddy Russo), Tony Lo Bianco (Sal Boca), Marcel Bozzuffi (Pierre Nicoli).
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Summary, etc.:
Alain Chanier is a dapper businessman from Marseilles, France, who is in reality a drug lord working on a big score - selling $32 million worth of heroin in New York City. But his potential buyer - small-time hood Salvatore Boca - is being tailed by two undercover NYC cops, James "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo. The more Popeye and Cloudy dig, the closer they get - to the mysterious 'French connection' and a final showdown between the dealers and the police.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, Dolby 5.1 surround (English), Dolby stereo surround (English), mono (French), presented in letterbox widescreen preserving original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1.
Language Note:
English (surround) or French (mono) language, subtitles in English or Spanish, closed captioned.
Awards Note:
1971, 44th Academy Awards, winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role-Gene Hackman, Best Director-William Friedkin, Best Film Editing-Gerald B. Greenberg, Best Picture-Philip D'Antoni, and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium-Ernest Tidyman
Subject: New York (N.Y.). Police Department > Drama.
New York (N.Y.). Police Department.
Drug control > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Police > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Feature films.
Detective and mystery films.
Police films.
Detective and mystery films.
Drug control.
Feature films.
Police films.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Drama.