French Connection, The

20th Century Fox   (1971) / Region A   4.50   See All Reviews
French Connection, The

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French Connection, The

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), Actor (Hackman), Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Oct 29 2008
  • Production Year 1971
  • Empire SKU 1435426
  • UPC Code 024543529897
  • Studio  20th Century Fox
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles Cantonese, English, Mandarin and Spanish


Disc 1

William Friedkin Introduction To The French Connection
Commentary by William Friedkin
Commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider
Trivia Track
Isolated Score Track
Enhanced For D-Box Motion Control Systems

Disc 2

Deleted Scenes
Anatomy Of A Chase
Hackman On Doyle
Friedkin And Grosso Remember The Real French Connection
Scene Of The Crime
Color Timing The French Connection
Cop Jazz: The Music Of Don Ellis
Rogue Cop: The Noir Connection
BBC Documentary: The Poughkeepsie Shuffle
Making the Connection: The Untold Stories of The French Connection


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
    Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    English Dolby Digital Mono
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
    English DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color

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