The French Connection II

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Overview

This sequel to the Oscar-winning The French Connection picks up almost exactly where the earlier film leaves off. Still on the trail of drug kingpin Frog One Fernando Rey, narcotics officer "Popeye" Doyle Gene Hackman leaves his Manhattan stomping grounds and heads for Marseilles. There, Popeye is captured by Frog One's minions, who pump him full of drugs in hopes of turning the cop into a hopeless junkie. After a grueling "cold turkey" treatment, Popeye is up and about and chasing after the villains, determined ...
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Overview

This sequel to the Oscar-winning The French Connection picks up almost exactly where the earlier film leaves off. Still on the trail of drug kingpin Frog One Fernando Rey, narcotics officer "Popeye" Doyle Gene Hackman leaves his Manhattan stomping grounds and heads for Marseilles. There, Popeye is captured by Frog One's minions, who pump him full of drugs in hopes of turning the cop into a hopeless junkie. After a grueling "cold turkey" treatment, Popeye is up and about and chasing after the villains, determined to mete out justice.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; A Conversation with Gene Hackman; Enhanced for D-Box Motion Control Systems; Commentary by Gene Hackman and Producer Robert Rosen; ; Commentary by Director John Frankenheimer; ; Frankenheimer: In Focus and Isolated Score Track (dts MA); ; Still Galleries
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Gene Hackman returns as hard-bitten New York cop Popeye Doyle, this time working with the resentful Marseilles police to nab the first film's heroin-dealing villain (Fernando Rey). There are some exciting moments, but the film seems to ramble unduly, especially in its long middle sequence featuring Popeye kicking a forced heroin habit. If you were a fan of the original's masterful car chase, be advised that the major chase scene in this film is done on foot, and the garbage-strewn streets of Marseilles don't quite compare for atmosphere to genuine New York grit. It's not a bad movie, and Hackman's performance is perhaps even better than his Oscar-winning turn in the original, but action fans may find it a bit too leisurely for its own good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • UPC: 024543529910
  • Original Release: 1975
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 31,063

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Hackman Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle
Fernando Rey Charnier
Bernard Fresson Insp. Barthelemy
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Raoul Diron
Philippe Léotard Jacques
Ed Lauter General Brian
Cathleen Nesbitt Old Lady
Raoul Delfosse Dutch Captain
Pierre Collet Old Pro
Jacques Dynam Inspector Genevoix
Alexandre Fabre Young Tail
Patrick Floersheim Manfredi
Ham-Chau Luong Japanese Captain
Charles Millot Miletto
André Penvern Bartender
Daniel Verite 1st Guard Hotel Tangers
Jean-Pierre Zola Dumpy Policeman
Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
Monique Archambault Makeup
Alex Archambault Makeup
Bernard Bats Sound/Sound Designer
Lauri Dillon Original Story, Screenwriter
Robert Dillon Original Story, Screenwriter
Don Ellis Score Composer
Jacques Fonteray Costumes/Costume Designer
Logan R. Frazee Special Effects
Georges Glon Art Director
Alexander Jacobs Screenwriter
Hal Needham Stunts
Claude Renoir Cinematographer
Tom Rolf Editor
Robert L. Rosen Producer
Jacques Saulnier Production Designer
Theodore Soderberg Sound/Sound Designer
Bernard Stora Asst. Director
Gerard Viard Art Director
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