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Popeye Doyle (1986)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 7 September 1986
While Popeye Doyle (Ed ONeill) is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic... See full summary »

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Tony Parese
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Lieutenant Gregory Paulus
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Corinne Evans
George De La Pena ...
Itan Kellerman / The Shadow
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Jill Anneyard
Nicholas Kadi ...
Auram Bardas / The Weasel
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Fahoud Nazzim
Gary Tacon ...
Deli Bandit #1
Phil Neilson ...
Deli Bandit #2
Elizabeth Lennie ...
Toni
Peter Virgile ...
Pretty Boy
Richard Monette ...
Patrick Henley
S.J. Fellowes ...
Nurse #1
Guy Sanvido ...
Sammy
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While Popeye Doyle (Ed ONeill) is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic figures turn up everywhere he goes. The drug overdose becomes a very involved murder case. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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7 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Det börjar med mord!  »

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An unsold TV pilot based on the character from The French Connection (1971). See more »

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When Weasel is stalking Popeye through the abandoned building, his shoes make the distinct crisp sound of leather but he is wearing sneakers which would have made no sound. See more »

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References Popeye the Sailor (1960) See more »

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American Chaser
Written by Molly Johnson & Norman Orenstein
Performed by Alta Moda
Courtesy of Current Records
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Proves to be a worthy extension

In this failed spin-off of the lead character from the classic "French Connection" movies, Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (admirably portrayed by Ed O'Neill) investigates a drug overdose which turns out to be a murder, and finds himself caught in international affairs. This almost unheard of spin-off TV movie is too often overlooked; O'Neill's rendering of Popeye Doyle is easily comparable in depth as Gene Hackman's Oscar-winning performance. Flexes fine directing and script. O'Neill adds believable depth to the character, and the story is never overwrought. A worthy extension of the "French Connection"'s gritty form.


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