The French Connection 1 & 2 - Gene Hackman (2 DVD Box Set)
The French Connection 1 & 2
Region code 1 (USA) - 2 DVD Box Set sealed
The French Connection (1971)
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 AwardsÂ® in 1971, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Friedkin) and Best Actor for Hackman.
The French Connection II (1975)
Gene Hackman reprises his Oscar®-winning role as Popeye Doyle, the hard-nosed New York detective determined to break a French narcotics ring. Kidnapped by heroin kingpin Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey) in Marseilles, Doyle is mercilessly to become a junkie himself. Upon his release, Doyle must kick his habit and join with his French police counterpart (Bernard Fresson) to hunt down Charnier. Gritty action, riveting performances and a vividly realistic setting make this movie a powerful sequel to the brilliant original.
Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider
William Friedkin / John Frankenheimer
Running time : 223 Minutes
Language : English