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French Connection II -- 'Popeye' Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.

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Director:
Writers:
Alexander Jacobs (screenplay) and
Robert Dillon (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 May 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
What happens when you're a N.Y. cop sent to France to bust a dope ring and... You can't speak French. The French cops hate you. Your own people have set you up... YOU EXPLODE! See more »
Plot:
"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(21 articles)
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User Reviews:
You put me next to the shithouse! See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Hackman ... Doyle

Fernando Rey ... Alain Charnier
Bernard Fresson ... Barthélémy
Philippe Léotard ... Jacques (as Philippe Leotard)

Ed Lauter ... General Brian
Charles Millot ... Miletto
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Raoul (as Jean - Pierre Castaldi)
Cathleen Nesbitt ... 'The Old Lady' / The Old Lady
Samantha Llorens ... Denise

André Penvern ... 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)
Pierre Collet ... Old Pro
Alexandre Fabre ... Young Inspector
Jean-Pierre Zola ... Dumpy Policeman (as Jean - Pierre Zola)
Manu Pluton ... Murdered Arab (as Pluton)
Daniel Vérité ... 1st Guard Hotel Tangers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Marc Allègre ... (uncredited)
Roland Blanche ... Arrested Man (uncredited)

Patrick Bouchitey ... (uncredited)
Philippe Brizard ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Paul Mercey ... Policeman (uncredited)

Hal Needham ... Doyle Kidnapper (uncredited)
Ambroise Perrin ... (uncredited)

Directed by
John Frankenheimer 
 
Writing credits
Alexander Jacobs (screenplay) and
Robert Dillon (screenplay) &
Laurie Dillon (screenplay)

Robert Dillon (story) &
Laurie Dillon (story)

Pete Hamill  uncredited

Produced by
Robert L. Rosen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Don Ellis 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Rolf 
 
Casting by
Margot Capelier 
 
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles Merangel  (as Charles Mérangel)
 
Makeup Department
Alex Archambault .... hairdressing
Alex Archambault .... makeup artist
Monique Archambault .... hairdressing
Monique Archambault .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
René Fargéas .... unit production manager (as René Fargeas)
Robert Fugier .... unit production manager
Pierre Saint-Blancat .... production manager (as Pierre Saint Blancat)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thierry Chabert .... assistant director
Gwen Field .... assistant director (as Gwen M. Field)
Marc Monnet .... second unit director
Bernard Stora .... assistant director
Pierre Tati .... assistant director (as Pierre Tatischeff)
 
Art Department
Daniel Braunschweig .... propman
 
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... recording mixer
Don Hall .... sound effects editor
William Hartman .... sound effects editor
Edward Rossi .... sound effects editor
Theodore Soderberg .... rerecording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Logan Frazee .... special effects
 
Stunts
Hal Needham .... stunt coordinator
Odile Astie .... stunts (uncredited)
Dan Vieru .... stunts (uncredited)
Serge Wagner .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Eugène Herrly .... key grip (as Eugene Herrly)
Charles-Henri Montel .... camera operator (as Charles - Henry Montel)
Serge Moritz .... stillman
Jacques Touillaud .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pierre Nourry .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Kelber .... assistant film editor
George Trirogoff .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Don Ellis .... conductor
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
 
Other crew
Lucie Lichtig .... script supervisor
Robert Monosmith .... auditor
Gordon Arnell .... publicity director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 (1988) | Finland:K-18 (1975) | France:12 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Netherlands:16 (re-rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating: additional material, audio commentary) (2008) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (1997) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #24179) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In planning the climactic chase in which Doyle pursues Charnier across Marseilles, director John Frankenheimer wasn't aware that Gene Hackman suffered from knee problems. Despite this, Hackman went ahead and filmed the entire chase without a double, badly inflaming his knee by the time he was through. He has said that Doyle's expressions of pain and determination as the chase progressed didn't require much acting.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Brigidier General William Brian, Charnier's Accomplice:[in a restaurant,drinking wine] I wish this Blanc De Blanc would travel,I'd like to take twenty cases with me back to Washington.
Alain Charnier:All you Americans have that misconception.Wine will travel,it is people who have difficulty.
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FAQ

Who were the five people killed that Barthélémy refers to?
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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
You put me next to the shithouse!, 10 September 2004
Author: ereinion from Norway

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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