The French Connection: Special Edition (1971)

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Released 12-Feb-2002
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New York City detectives 'Popeye' Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection. But when one of the criminals tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards in 1971, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin) and Best Actor for Hackman.
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Gene Hackman
Fernando Rey
Roy Scheider
Tony Lo Bianco
Marcel Bozzuffi
Directed by
William Friedkin
Don Ellis
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 1971 99:34 576i (PAL) 2 4
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (96Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (96Kb/s)
Czech, Danish, English for the Hearing Impaired, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
Main Menu Introduction, Main Menu Audio & Animation, Audio Commentary-William Friedkin (Director), Audio Commentary-Gene Hackman (Actor) & Roy Scheider (Actor), Theatrical Trailer, Scene Selection Anim & Audio, Deleted Scenes-7, Featurette-BBC Documentary: The Poughkeepsie Shuffle, Featurette-Making The Connection: The Untold Stories Of The French Conn, Featurette-William Friedkin Discusses Deleted Scenes, Gallery-Behind The Scenes; Unit Photography; Poster, Booklet
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