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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 <email@example.com>
Good sequel with excellent acting by Gene Hackman and splendid support cast
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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