The French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It starred Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey and Roy Scheider. The film was adapted and fictionalized by Ernest Tidyman from the non-fiction book by Robin Moore. It tells the story of New York Police Department detectives named "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo, whose real-life counterparts were Narcotics Detectives Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso. Egan and Grosso also appear in the film, as characters other than themselves. It was the first R-rated movie to win the Academy...
|Release date:||October 7, 1971|
|Directed by:||William Friedkin|
|Editor:||Gerald B. Greenberg|
|Music by:||Don Ellis|
|Screenplay by:||Ernest Tidyman, Howard Hawks|
|Adapted from:||The French Connection|
|Genre:||Thriller, Action Film|