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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 »


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Amazingly good.
16 June 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is included as one of the bonus features on the second disc for "The French Connection". However, I was surprised to see that it was NOT made specifically for the DVD but was a production by the BBC. Obviously, the film must have been very successful in the UK.

I was surprised by this film about the making of "The French Connection" because it was far better than the usual sort of film you'd find as a bonus. It was full of wonderful trivia and behind the scenes information--some of which was quite surprising. For example, Gene Hackman apparently hated the real-life guy who he was playing in the film. And, much of the dialog in this multi-Oscar winning film was unscripted! There are a lot more similar sorts of information that make the film work so well--but I don't want to spoil this documentary for you by saying more. My only reservation is some of the language--but since the feature film is obviously very adult, this can easily be overlooked.

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