USA, 1971
Length: 104'
Director: William Friedkin

Producer: Philip D'Antoni
Production Company: 20th Century Fox

Script: Ernest Tidyman (based on the novel by Robin Moore)
Cinematography: Owen Roizman
Editor: Gerald B. Greenberg

Music: Don Ellis
Cast: Gene Hackman (Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle), Roy Scheider (Buddy "Cloudy" Russo), Fernando Rey (Alain Charnier), Tony Lo Bianco (Salvatore "Sal" Boca), Marcel Bozzuffi (Pierre Nicoli), Frédéric de Pasquale (Henri Devereaux), Bill Hickman (Mulderig), Ann Rebbot (Marie Charnier), Harold Gary (Weinstock), Arlene Farber (Angie Boca)

The French Connection is a classic crime film, based on true events, that follows the frantic pursuit of two New York detectives, played by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, against a network of French drug traffickers running heroin into the United States. With masterful direction, a palpably tense atmosphere and an unforgettable car chase scene through the streets of New York, The French Connection has been captivating audiences since its release in 1971. The film earned eight nominations and won five Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay) and continues to be a benchmark in the police thriller genre.