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The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection' (2000)



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Complete credited cast:
Mark Kermode ...
Himself, host
Sonny Grosso ...
Himself - NYPD Narcotics Agent
Himself - Director
Himself - NYPD Narcotics Agent
Christopher Newman ...
Himself - Sound Recordist (as Chris Newman)
Himself - Director of Photography
Himself - Assistant Director (as Terry Donnelly)
Philip D'Antoni ...
Himself - Producer (as Phil D'Antoni)
Himself - Former Head of Production, Fox (as Richard Zanuck)
Himself - Former Head of Production, Fox
Himself - Sal Boca
Himself - Editor


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arinoita Poughkeepsiestä - Kovaotteisten miesten historia  »

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This documentary is featured on the second disc of The French Connection: Five Star Collection DVD released in 2001. See more »


Features The French Connection (1971) See more »

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Interesting Background
10 December 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This documentary provides interesting background to movie 'The French Connection'. For instance, the director William Friedkin never wanted Gene Hackman to take the lead role of Popeye and Fernando Rey who played Charnier, the French smuggler, was chosen by mistake (he is actually Spanish). The documentary takes us through the torturous process which led from the actual drug bust which formed the basis for the movie, through several different screenplays, to the final Oscar-winning production. It provides differing views on the film-making process, including a critical view of the 'difficult' Friedkin. Its portrayal of Friedkin as a wunderkind, makes me wonder why his subsequent career - apart from 'Exorcist' - has been less than successful. Problems with the documentary include the overacting of the presenter and the lack of proper introduction for some of the talking heads.

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