History Trivia / TheFrenchConnection

14th Jul '15 7:54:37 PM maxwellsilver
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* The "94% Pure" scene (where the heroin is tested), real heroin was used.

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* The For the "94% Pure" scene (where the heroin is tested), real heroin was used.
14th Jul '15 7:54:22 PM maxwellsilver
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* The "94% Pure" scene (where the heroin is tested), real heroin was used.
9th Apr '15 11:25:24 PM Mdumas43073
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** PeterBoyle was offered the role of Popeye, but declined after having starred in ''Film/{{Joe}}'', a film about a [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero bigoted factory worker]] who eventually murders a bunch of hippies, which had audiences [[MisaimedFandom cheering at him]] instead of being revolted, much to Boyle's disgust.

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** PeterBoyle Peter Boyle was offered the role of Popeye, but declined after having starred in ''Film/{{Joe}}'', a film about a [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero bigoted factory worker]] who eventually murders a bunch of hippies, which had audiences [[MisaimedFandom cheering at him]] instead of being revolted, much to Boyle's disgust.
9th Apr '15 11:24:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* Early in the film, Popeye hands Cloudy a straw hat to toss on the back deck of the car, saying it's time to "go to work". A straw hat, at least in the late '60s/early '70s, was a sign that an undercover detective was on duty.

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* Early in the film, Popeye hands Cloudy a straw hat to toss on the back deck of the car, saying it's time to "go to work". A straw hat, at least in the late '60s/early '70s, was a sign that an undercover detective was on duty.duty.

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4th Apr '15 5:25:29 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Movies: #70
** AFIS100Years100Thrills: #8
** AFIS100Years100HeroesAndVillains:
*** #44 Hero, Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle
** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #93
28th Feb '14 12:50:12 PM Phediuk
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* DuelingMovies: With ''DirtyHarry'', another 1971 CowboyCop movie.
23rd Feb '14 5:28:15 PM Mdumas43073
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** Jackie Gleason was also considered for the role, but was rejected by 20th Century Fox due to his box office failure in ''Gigot''.

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** Jackie Gleason was also considered for the role, but was finally rejected by 20th Century Fox due to his box office failure in the studio's 1962 film ''Gigot''.
23rd Feb '14 5:27:08 PM Mdumas43073
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** Jackie Gleason was offered the role of Popeye, but was rejected by 20th Century Fox after his box officer failure ''Gigot''.

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** Jackie Gleason was offered also considered for the role of Popeye, role, but was rejected by 20th Century Fox after due to his box officer office failure in ''Gigot''.
29th Dec '13 1:24:47 AM mlsmithca
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** William Friedkin had wanted an actor he had seen in the French film ''LaBelleDuJour'' to play Charnier because the actor was just like the rough-and-tumble gutter type the RealLife Charnier was. He couldn't remember the actor's name, but was told it was Fernando Rey. Rey was cast and flew to New York to meet Friedkin, only for Friedkin to quickly discover that Rey 1) wasn't in ''La Belle du Jour'', 2) was a suave, dapper gentleman who was nothing like the real Charnier, 3) was actually Spanish, and 4) didn't speak very good French. Friedkin discovered that the actor he'd actually wanted was a guy named Francisco Rabal, who like Rey was a Spanish actor who'd done some French films but didn't speak very good French...and unlike Rey spoke no English. So Friedkin reluctantly kept Rey, but later admitted that the suave/crude contrast between Rey and Gene Hackman suited the film very well.

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** William Friedkin had wanted an actor he had seen in the French film ''LaBelleDuJour'' ''Film/BelleDeJour'' to play Charnier because the actor was just like the rough-and-tumble gutter type the RealLife Charnier was. He couldn't remember the actor's name, but was told it was Fernando Rey. Rey was cast and flew to New York to meet Friedkin, only for Friedkin to quickly discover that Rey 1) wasn't in ''La Belle du ''Belle de Jour'', 2) was a suave, dapper gentleman who was nothing like the Jean Jehan (the real Charnier, Charnier), 3) was actually Spanish, and 4) didn't speak very good French. Friedkin discovered that the actor he'd actually wanted was a guy named Francisco Rabal, who like Rey was a Spanish actor who'd done some French films but didn't speak very good French...and and, unlike Rey Rey, spoke no English. So Friedkin reluctantly kept Rey, but later admitted that the suave/crude contrast between Rey and Gene Hackman suited the film very well.
16th Oct '13 3:39:22 PM maxwellsilver
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** William Friedkin had wanted an actor he had seen in the French film ''LaBelleDuJour'' to play Charnier because the actor was just like the rough-and-tumble gutter type the RealLife Charnier was. He couldn't remember the actor's name, but was told it was Fernando Rey. Rey was cast and flew to New York to meet Friedkin, only for Friedkin to quickly discover that Rey 1) wasn't in ''La Belle du Jour'', 2) was a suave, dapper gentleman who was nothing like the real Charnier, 3) was actually Spanish, and 4) didn't speak very good French. Friedkin discovered that the actor he'd actually wanted was a guy named Francisco Rabal, who like Rey was a Spanish actor who'd done some French films but didn't speak very good French...and unlike Rey spoke no English. So Friedkin reluctantly kept Rey, but later admitted that the suave/crude contrast between Rey and Gene Hackman suited the film very well.

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** William Friedkin had wanted an actor he had seen in the French film ''LaBelleDuJour'' to play Charnier because the actor was just like the rough-and-tumble gutter type the RealLife Charnier was. He couldn't remember the actor's name, but was told it was Fernando Rey. Rey was cast and flew to New York to meet Friedkin, only for Friedkin to quickly discover that Rey 1) wasn't in ''La Belle du Jour'', 2) was a suave, dapper gentleman who was nothing like the real Charnier, 3) was actually Spanish, and 4) didn't speak very good French. Friedkin discovered that the actor he'd actually wanted was a guy named Francisco Rabal, who like Rey was a Spanish actor who'd done some French films but didn't speak very good French...and unlike Rey spoke no English. So Friedkin reluctantly kept Rey, but later admitted that the suave/crude contrast between Rey and Gene Hackman suited the film very well.well.
* Early in the film, Popeye hands Cloudy a straw hat to toss on the back deck of the car, saying it's time to "go to work". A straw hat, at least in the late '60s/early '70s, was a sign that an undercover detective was on duty.
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