The French Connection (film)
1971 American crime action thriller film directed by William Friedkin.- The French Connection (film)
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American author and screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft.
His screenplay for The French Connection garnered him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, and an Edgar Award.
New York City nightclub that has existed in several locations.
The nightclub was used as a setting in the films Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Tootsie, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Carlito's Way, The French Connection, Martin and Lewis, Green Book, Beyond the Sea, The Irishman, and One Night in Miami.
Italian-American film, stage, and television actor, known for his portrayals of gruff law enforcement figures in crime films.
He transitioned to film in the 1970s, starring in the crime film The Honeymoon Killers (1970), William Friedkin's thriller The French Connection (1971), and the crime drama The Seven-Ups (1973).
French film actor.
He appeared as a hitman in the Oscar-winning American film The French Connection.
American film and television director, producer and screenwriter closely identified with the "New Hollywood" movement of the 1970s.
Beginning his career in documentaries in the early 1960s, he directed the crime thriller film The French Connection (1971), which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director, and the supernatural horror film The Exorcist (1973), which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director.
Film genre in which the protagonist is thrust into a series of events that typically involve violence and physical feats.
During the 1970s, gritty detective stories and urban crime dramas began to evolve and fuse themselves with the new "action" style, leading to a string of maverick police officer films, such as Bullitt (1968), The French Connection (1971) and The Seven-Ups (1973).
Film genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre.
Police procedurals focus on the police who investigate the actions of criminals, with examples such as He Walked By Night, In the Heat of the Night, Madigan, and The French Connection.
American actor and police detective.
He was the subject of the nonfiction book The French Connection and its 1971 film adaptation.
Nonfiction book by Robin Moore first published in 1969 about the notorious "French Connection" drug-trafficking scheme.
The book was adapted to film in 1971 as The French Connection, written by Ernest Tidyman and directed by William Friedkin.
Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle is a fictional character portrayed by actor Gene Hackman in the films The French Connection (1971) and its sequel, French Connection II (1975), and by Ed O'Neill in the 1986 television film Popeye Doyle.