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French Connection II (1975)

R  |   |  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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Bernard Fresson ...
Philippe Léotard ...
Jacques (as Philippe Leotard)
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General Brian
Charles Millot ...
Miletto
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Raoul (as Jean - Pierre Castaldi)
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
'The Old Lady' / The Old Lady
Samantha Llorens ...
Denise
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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>

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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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Trivia

The heroin processing lab was built by the Corsican mafia, and was so realistic that the entire set had to be guarded by French police when it wasn't in being used by the film crew. The mafia also advised on the methods used by drug smugglers to get heroin in the US (concealing the drug in freighter weights) and, according to John Frankenheimer, organized the permits for the traffic jam during the chase at the end of the film. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, when Doyle arrives with his suitcases at the dock, a girl in a flowered dress and a boy in a yellow shirt run past him towards his right-hand side. In the next shot, when we see Doyle from the front, the same girl and boy are climbing up on a fence on his left-hand side. See more »

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Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: [drunk] You know, I had a tryout with the Yankees. You know what the Yankees are?
Inspector Henri Barthelemy: Yes. As in "Yankee go home."
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: Yeah. NO! No, uh... Uh... no, the Yankee baseball... baseball team. Yeah, I had a tryout with them and... they sent me down to the... the minors. And the poblem... poblem... problem was that... there was a fuckin' kid there, and he was... the fastest bastard, he was fuckin' FAST. And he... he played shortstop at the time, and he... he could hit the ball a fuckin' ton. A fuckin' TON! You...
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Unnecessary but still very good sequel.
5 February 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The masterpiece that "The French Connection" was and still is, never needed a sequel. "The French Connection" and its mysterious ending were fine as it was. "French Connection II" focuses on 'Popeye' Doyle who takes revenge on the drug smuggler Alain Charnier, not in New York this time but Marseille, France. It's unnecessary all but still this movie is a very good one!

Although the visual style is pretty much similar as in "The French Connection" the movie here relies more on a faster pace and also has just a bit more action, thanks to action specialist director John Frankenheimer. The atmosphere however is not as good, simply because Marseille, although it has its charm, simply ain't no New York.

I also really missed 'Cloudy' Russo in this movie. Sure, 'Popeye' Doyle's character is strong enough to carry the entire movie but he just ain't the same without 'Cloudy' by his side.

There are more than enough good moments that make up for these losses, the ending for example is really brilliant and I absolutely loved it!

Once you've seen "The French Connection" this isn't really a must see but nevertheless, it's a very good movie and perfectly watchable.

8/10

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