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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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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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THE FRENCH CONNECTION was only the beginning-THIS is the climax See more »


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Release Date:

21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contacto en Francia II  »

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$4,340,000 (estimated)
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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 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 »

Quotes

[Doyle doesn't speak French and is interrogating a suspect who doesn't speak English]
Jimmy 'Popey' Doyle: I'm gonna take you right down in that alley there. Right down there. And we'll start, we'll start on your throat, right here. Bustin' everything in it. You like that, uh. Then your belly. I'll start workin' on your belly. I'm gonna hit you so fuckin' hard, that the belly's gonna break your backbone.
Suspect: Je ne comprends pas.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: You compris that?
Suspect: Non.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: No, you don't understand, huh? Then I'm gonna work on your arms. I'm ...
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: MARSEILLES See more »

Connections

References Sacco & Vanzetti (1971) See more »

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Intense stuff, great follow-up

Popeye Doyle is now in France to find the drug dealer. The film continues the story, this time John Frankenheimer takes the directing reins.

The film's style is not that different from the first film, it feels part of the series, not detached at all.

Gene Hackman actually gets better, he really gets more out of his acting in this one. The film is very much character driven, very little action. The Cold Turkey sequence is mindblowing. Doyle is shown as a flawed character as is Alain Charnier, this adds to the realism.

The direction is excellent, I'm glad the style didn't change too much.

The photography is less gloomy but the locations are similar to the first film.


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