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French Connection II (1975)

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

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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 ...
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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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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>

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION was only the beginning-THIS is the climax See more »


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21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contacto en Francia II  »

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SEK 2,091,208 (Sweden)
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Whenever Fernando Rey is speaking French in the film, his voice is dubbed by a French actor. See more »

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During the first bar scene, Popeye Doyle's drink goes from a small shot to a nearly full glass and back again during his attempted conversation with the French bartender. See more »

Quotes

Alain Charnier: [the two are duck hunting] We should decide the matter of the rendezvous, a place to meet after you have made the delivery.
Brigidier General William Brian, Charnier's Accomplice: How's New York?
Alain Charnier: [laughs slightly] You know better than that, William. New York is hazardous to your health, at least to MY health. But it is an amusing city.
[shouts a command in French]
Brigidier General William Brian, Charnier's Accomplice: How did you do it,if it's not a secret?
Alain Charnier: Oh, it was very simple and very droll. 83 policemen wanted to talk to me, and 52 of them chose to talk to my money instead.I love a city where you ...
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Good sequel with excellent acting by Gene Hackman and splendid support cast
23 September 2005 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

The movie concerns on Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman), an unorthodox New York narcotics cop investigating the flow of drug that follows the trail of the French connection . He travels to Marsaille following the foreign connection and tries to track down the evil Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey) , the smuggling ring chief , who escaped from N.Y.C. There, he joins forces to the French gendarmes (Bernard Fresson and Jean Pierre Castaldi , among others) to hunt down the ringleader .

The picture is the follow-up to ¨French Connection¨(by William Friedkin) but didn't obtain the same success and was a flop at box office . However , being nowadays considered a very good film and highly rated . In the movie there are action , suspense , violence , intrigue and a little bit of humor in charge of Popeye Doyle , as he begins to find himself as a fish out of water in France and particularly on his relationships with the French people . The film develops a certain social critical to the French habits and there's specially a banter to the Police called Gendarmerie . The motion picture has action-packed but in the intervening period when the starring is abducted , it results to be a little bit boring , with overlong scenes, besides quite disagreeable as when Popeye is injected heroin . Gene Hackman's interpretation as the rebel and nonconformist Popeye Doyle is top notch as well as the previous film for that reason gained deservedly an Academy Award . Fernando Rey repeats perfectly his role as the elegant and cunning nasty and the secondary casting formed by French actors are very fine . The picture was stunningly directed by John Frankenheimer. Rating : Very good and well worth watching.


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