History Film / TheFrenchConnection

16th Apr '16 7:34:43 PM Mdumas43073
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* AssholeVictim: Mulderig, the FBI agent who regards Doyle with contempt and busts his chops throughout the film, is accidentally shot and killed during the finale when Doyle mistakes him for Charnier.



* AssholeVictim: Mulderig, the FBI agent who regards Doyle with contempt and busts his chops throughout the film, is accidentally shot and killed during the finale when Doyle mistakes him for Charnier.
16th Apr '16 7:31:23 PM Mdumas43073
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16th Apr '16 7:29:43 PM Mdumas43073
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* SpiritualSuccessor: 1973's ''Film/TheSevenUps'', starring Roy Scheider as another New York City cop leading a special organized crime task force. It had the same producer and composer of ''The French Connection'', Sonny Grosso as technical advisor and also had a high speed car chase. The main character is an {{Expy}} of Cloudy Russo.



* SpiritualSuccessor: 1973's ''Film/TheSevenUps'', starring Roy Scheider as another New York City cop leading a special organized crime task force. It had the same producer and composer of ''The French Connection'', Sonny Grosso as technical advisor and also had a high speed car chase. The main character is an {{Expy}} of Cloudy Russo.
16th Apr '16 7:29:15 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheStakeout: Several, most notably Doyle and Russo sitting up all night watching for Devereaux's Lincoln.

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* TheStakeout: Several, most notably Doyle and Russo sitting up all night watching for Devereaux's Lincoln.
16th Apr '16 7:28:52 PM Mdumas43073
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* StopOrIWillShoot: 'Popeye' guns down the EL assassin as he [[InTheBack turns to flee]], despite the fact that a) he's now unarmed, and b) Popeye couldn't have been sure the man was the same guy who'd taken a shot at him earlier, as there was little opportunity to get a clear look at his face.

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* TheStakeout: Several, most notably Doyle and Russo sitting up all night watching for Devereaux's Lincoln.
* StopOrIWillShoot: 'Popeye' Doyle guns down the EL assassin hitman Nicoli as he [[InTheBack turns to flee]], flee]] at the El entrance, despite the fact that a) he's now unarmed, and b) Popeye Doyle couldn't have been sure the man was the same guy who'd taken a shot at him earlier, as there was little opportunity to get a clear look at his face.
28th Mar '16 8:48:05 PM Mdumas43073
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* BlackComedy: Nicoli casually breaking off a piece of the Marseille detective's baguette loaf to munch on after gunning him down in the opening scene.


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* EnemyEatsYourLunch: Nicoli casually breaking off a piece of the Marseille detective's baguette loaf to munch on after gunning him down in the opening scene.
22nd Mar '16 1:36:20 AM Mdumas43073
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11th Mar '16 4:56:30 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''The French Connection''''', a 1971 crime thriller film directed by William Friedkin, written by [[Film/{{Shaft}} Ernest Tidyman]] and produced by Phillip D'Antoni, is the tale of NYC cop "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and his partner, "Cloudy" Russo (Roy Scheider). One day, they stumble upon a huge shipment of heroin from France. The trail leads to notorious drug kingpin, Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey). {{Car Chase}}s [[HilarityEnsues ensue.]]

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'''''The ''The French Connection''''', Connection'', a 1971 crime thriller film directed by William Friedkin, written by [[Film/{{Shaft}} Ernest Tidyman]] and produced by Phillip D'Antoni, is the tale of NYC cop "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and his partner, "Cloudy" Russo (Roy Scheider). One day, they stumble upon a huge shipment of heroin from France. The trail leads to notorious drug kingpin, Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey). {{Car Chase}}s [[HilarityEnsues ensue.]]
15th Nov '15 7:40:20 PM maxwellsilver
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* ConspicuousConsumption / SuspiciousSpending: What tips off Doyle and Russo about Sal and his wife Angie being involved in drug running. Despite running a diner/lounge and making about $7,000 net a year, he owns two cars, a brand new Ford LTD and a 1961 Comet [[note]] The Comet was planned to be part of the Edsel lineup, but became an independant model after Edsel was axed, and finally was absorbed by Mercury in 1962[[/note]] (though the Ford is in Angie's name and the Comet is owned by his brother, a garbage yard worker), and wears very expensive suits.

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* ConspicuousConsumption / SuspiciousSpending: What tips off Doyle and Russo about Sal and his wife Angie being involved in drug running. Despite running a diner/lounge and making about $7,000 net a year, he owns two cars, a brand new Ford LTD and a 1961 Comet [[note]] The Comet was planned to be part of the Edsel lineup, but became an independant model after Edsel was axed, and finally was absorbed by Mercury in 1962[[/note]] (though the Ford is in Angie's name and the Comet is owned by his brother, a garbage yard worker), drops hundreds of dollars at high class restaurants and bars and wears very expensive suits.
28th Oct '15 5:11:42 PM Mdumas43073
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** Averted with Charnier on the sequel. The moment he gets on the boat that will take him away, he believes he is going to get off clean-only to find out that Popeye chased after the boat ''on foot'' and he is now within Popeye's pistol sights. The film ends immediately after he gets shot in the chest and falls to the ocean.

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** Averted with Charnier on in the sequel. The moment he gets on the boat that will take him away, he believes he is going to get off clean-only to find out that Popeye chased after the boat ''on foot'' and he is now within Popeye's pistol sights. The film ends immediately after he gets shot in the chest and falls to the ocean.
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