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French Connection II (1975)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  21 May 1975 (USA)
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"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bernard Fresson ...
Barthélémy
Philippe Léotard ...
Jacques (as Philippe Leotard)
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General Brian
Charles Millot ...
Miletto
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Raoul
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
The Old Lady
Samantha Llorens ...
Denise
André Penvern ...
Bartender
Reine Prat ...
Young Girl on the Beach
Raoul Delfosse ...
Dutch Captain
Ham-Chau Luong ...
Japanese Captain (as Ham Chau Luong)
Jacques Dynam ...
Inspector Genevoix
Malek Kateb ...
Algerian Chief (as Malek Eddine)
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Storyline

New York narcotics detective Popeye Doyle follows the trail of the French connection smuggling ring to France where he teams up with the gendarmes to hunt down the ringleader. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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What happens when you're a N.Y. cop sent to France to bust a dope ring and... You can't speak French. The French cops hate you. Your own people have set you up... YOU EXPLODE! See more »


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Release Date:

21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contacto en Francia II  »

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SEK 2,091,208 (Sweden)
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Trivia

According to producer Robert L. Rosen, Pete Hamill's uncredited rewrite of the screenplay took place over three days shortly before filming began, and virtually all dialog spoken in the movie was written by Hamill. See more »

Goofs

In the first bar scene, Popeye Doyle eats an egg that changes from partially eaten to whole again and back again while he tries to talk to the French girls. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: Listen, asshole, tell me the truth. I was set up, wasn't I?
[pause]
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: Whose idea was it?
Inspector Henri Barthelemy: What difference does it make?
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: They sent me over here to work with you. You put me on the street, so Charnier could blow me away. That's beautiful. Beautiful.
Inspector Henri Barthelemy: Why didn't you figure this out earlier?
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: Why didn't I think of it earlier? Cuz I'm a bigger asshole than you are.
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You put me next to the shithouse!
10 September 2004 | by (Lemuria) – See all my reviews

The sequel to the massive hit "French Connection" pales a bit in comparison to the original,but it also adds more depth to the story and Popeye Doyle as a character.Gene Hackman almost outdoes his Oscar-winning performance here as Popeye Doyle running loose in Marseille.The film is a bit uneven and exhausting,but the ultimate showdown is well crafted.The scenes when Doyle is on detox after getting injected with heroin add to the overall dramatic depth of the film,making the original look more action-oriented and systematic.

Ergo does this movie come out as a sort of theatric depiction of Popeye Doyle and his pursuit for Charnier.The problem with this film is that its too long,but I guess that couldn't have been avoided when you are Frankenheimer.Hackman keeps his humour and treats us with a few classical Popeye lines,my favorite being:"You put me next to the shithouse!".8 out of 10.


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