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Det. Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle (Character)
from The French Connection (1971)

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The French Connection -- New York City detectives Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection. But when one of the criminals tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards in 1971, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin) and Best Actor for Hackman.
The French Connection -- A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
The French Connection -- Interview: Gene Hackman "on filming the car scene"

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Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle is based on real life NYPD Detective Eddie "Popeye" Egan ... See more »
Alternate Names:
Doyle / Jimmy Doyle / Popeye Doyle


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  1. Popeye Doyle (1986) (TV) Played by Ed O'Neill (as Popeye Doyle)

  2. French Connection II (1975) Played by Gene Hackman (as Doyle)
  3. The French Connection (1971) Played by Gene Hackman (as Jimmy Doyle)
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  1. Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (2000) (TV) Played by Gene Hackman
  2. The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) (TV) Played by Gene Hackman

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From The French Connection (1971)
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: Look, I say we keep sitting on Boca!
Walt Simonson: Jimmy, give it up. Give it up, it's all over with. If there was a deal, it's gone down by now. We blew it, we blew our warrants, and we blew our cover.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: Listen, I know the deal hasn't gone down yet. I KNOW it! I can feel it, I'm dead certain.
Bill Mulderig: Last time you were dead certain we had a dead cop.
[Doyle flies into a rage and attacks Mulderig]
Walt Simonson: [as Cloudy Russo and a uniformed officer help him break up the fight] Hey! Break it up! You two break it up! Hold onto yourself, what's the matter with you?
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