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The Connection (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  27 February 1973 (USA)
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An out-of-work newspaperman in need of money becomes the go-between for a jewel thief and an insurance company that wants to settle.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Devlin
Everett Hutchneker
Zohra Lampert ...
Sy McGruder
June McGruder
Howard Cosell ...
Mike Kellin ...
Eleanor Warren
Richard Bright ...
Joe Keyes Jr. ...
Dewey (as Joe Keyes)
Tom Rosqui ...
Detective Phelan
Richard Wilcox
Norman Bush ...
Lee Harris
Dan Frazer ...


An out-of-work newspaperman in need of money becomes the go-between for a jewel thief and an insurance company that wants to settle.

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Crime | Drama





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27 February 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La conexión  »

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Enjoyable TV Movie
29 June 2005 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"The Connection" is a fun TV movie. The plot is about a newspaper man (Charles Durning) who has to become a fence for a jewel thief. This movie has everything: Good acting, writing, and direction. Charles Durning is always great.

There are some mild slow moments but it picks up in the end with a exciting car chase and plot twists galore.

For a 70's TV movie it stands up well.

Other first-rate movies with Charles Durning are: "Lakeboat", "The Water Engine", "True Confessions", and "Cat Chaser". He never gets the respect he deserves. He should have all the Emmys and Academy Awards he was nominated for.

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