Overview

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

  1. William Friedkin

    Director

  2. Ernest Tidyman

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Jimmy Doyle

  2. Fernando Rey

    Fernando Rey

    Alain Charnier

  3. Roy Scheider

    Roy Scheider

    Buddy Russo

  4. Tony Lo Bianco

    Tony Lo Bianco

    Sal Boca

  5. Marcel Bozzuffi

    Marcel Bozzuffi

    Pierre Nicoli

Full Cast & Crew

The French Connection
The French Connection

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 7, 1971
    R
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • October 9, 1971
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $1,800,000.00

Revenue $41,158,757.00

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