|Genre||Action, Crime, Drama||Actor||Fernando Rey, Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco|
7.8 /10 from 83,452 users
|Release||07 October 1971||Duration|
William Friedkin’s gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed.
Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco
07 Oct 1971 (USA)
Won 5 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 10 nominations.
tt0067116 , Police Brutality, Marseille, Night Life, Attempted Murder, Drug Dealer, Drug Mule, Gangster Boss, Drug Smuggle, Undercover Agent, Hijacking Of Train