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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 Marsailles 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:
(19 articles)
Ten Best: Crime Fighters
 (From Blogomatic3000. 26 May 2014, 6:42 AM, PDT)

Heroin: art and culture's last taboo
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 21 December 2013, 4:06 PM, PST)

Hal Needham, Director And Legendary Stuntman, Dead At Age 82
 (From CinemaRetro. 28 October 2013, 8:19 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Hooked See more (68 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
Cathleen Nesbitt ... 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
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)
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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 .... hairdresser
Alex Archambault .... makeup artist
Monique Archambault .... hairdresser
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 .... sound recording mixer
Don Hall .... sound effects editor
William Hartman .... sound effects editor
Edward Rossi .... sound effects editor
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording 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 .... still photographer
Jacques Touillaud .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pierre Nourry .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Kelber .... assistant editor
George Trirogoff .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Don Ellis .... conductor
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
 
Other crew
Lucie Lichtig .... script supervisor
Robert Monosmith .... production auditor
Gordon Arnell .... publicity director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
119 min
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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 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Whenever Fernando Rey is speaking French in the film, his voice is dubbed by a French actor.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Jimmy Doyle:Jack Daniel's.
French Barkeeper:Jacques qui?
Jimmy Doyle:Jackie, yeah, Jackie Daniel's.
French Barkeeper:?
Jimmy Doyle:Scotch, right there, El Scotcho.
French Barkeeper:Whisky?
Jimmy Doyle:Here we go.
French Barkeeper:Avec glace? (With ice?)
Jimmy Doyle:Yeah, in a glass.
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Movie Connections:
References Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)See more »

FAQ

Who were the five people killed that Barthélémy refers to?
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23 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Hooked, 1 August 2006
Author: Framescourer from London, UK

An outstanding sequel to Friedkin's celebrated original. Hackman's 'Popeye' Doyle continues his pursuit of Fernando Rey's drug lord Charnier in the latter's native France. Shot on location in Marseille, the film often has a feeling of latter-day spaghetti (onion?!) western with long spans of impenetrable, untitled French. Doyle's attempts to integrate himself personally and professionally into this alien town are as well handled as anything in the film.

The film deals in obsession and addiction. Just as the last film closes with Doyle abandoning reason to continue his pursuit, so this one develops this theme. Gene Hackman's bitter, awkward, tough-but-pitiful performance is the stuff of an Oscar winner who doesn't even know how to spell complacency.

John Frankenheimer does an almost impossible job very well in following Friedkin's visual temperament in support of Hackman. Marseille is filmed ruthlessly, grimy and crumbling. There is a great deal of hand-held work, culminating in extraordinary but judiciously used PoV shots in the final, remarkable chase. It's also an economical film, using unscripted action to advance the narrative. Artfully real but uncontrived, it's a very grown-up action thriller. 8/10

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Pretty good sequel. bunkerforever
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