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French Connection II (1975)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 21 May 1975 (USA)
"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille 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 ...
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Jacques (as Philippe Leotard)
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General Brian
Charles Millot ...
Miletto
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Raoul (as Jean - Pierre Castaldi)
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'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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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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Don't miss the final showdown! See more »


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21 May 1975 (USA)  »

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Contacto en Francia II  »

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Budget:

$4,340,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,484,444 (USA)
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Trivia

Alain Charnier's villa is the same building used in the original film, The French Connection (1971). 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 Doyle: Ah, food. What do you do, cremate the fuckin' thing? D'you cremate it? Not enough ketchup and where's the mayo, mayonnaise, mayonnaise! Mayo, mayo, mayo, mayo, watch my fuckin mouth: MAYO!
French policeman: Mayo.
Jimmy Doyle: Mayo, right, and relish. Relish, relish.
French policeman: [proving that a word simple as this can be easily pronounced with a French accent] Relish.
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Referenced in Stormy Monday (1988) See more »

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You put me next to the shithouse!
10 September 2004 | by (Norway) – 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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