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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

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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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This is the Climax. Gene Hackman continues his Academy Award winning role. See more »


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21 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contacto en Francia II  »

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Budget:

$4,340,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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

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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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: MARSEILLES See more »

Connections

Follows The French Connection (1971) See more »

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Brilliant.
19 December 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I actually saw this one before seeing the first. Now that I've seen both several times, I must admit that rarely have I seen a better follow up. Gene Hackman is brilliant in this cat and mouse chase in the french town of Marseilles. Especially his acting in the cold turkey scenes are just amazing. It's a sad fact that they don't do these types of movies anymore. Today it's all about overloading your senses, thinking that more is always better. This is a masterpiece in sparingly used soundeffects, music and cinematography. If you've seen the first one, make sure to see this one. At all cost.


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