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.

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  1. William Friedkin


  2. Ernest Tidyman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Det. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle

  2. Fernando Rey

    Fernando Rey

    Alain Charnier

  3. Roy Scheider

    Roy Scheider

    Det. Buddy "Cloudy" Russo

  4. Tony Lo Bianco

    Tony Lo Bianco

    Salvatora "Sal" Boca

  5. Marcel Bozzuffi

    Marcel Bozzuffi

    Pierre Nicoli

  6. Frédéric de Pasquale

    Frédéric de Pasquale

    Henri Devereaux

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $1,800,000.00

Revenue $41,158,757.00

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Release Information

  • October 7, 1971
    R, Premiere
  • October 9, 1971
    R, Theatrical



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