• The French Connection

    1971. USA. William Friedkin. 104 min.

Saturday, July 12, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The French Connection

    1971. USA. Directed by William Friedkin. Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman. Music by Don Ellis. With Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey. Friedkin's sensational account of two real-life New York City narcotics detectives who broke up a massive international heroin ring was based on meticulous on-the-beat research and featured many real police officers in cameo roles, along with the relatively unknown Hackman and Scheider. The film's seedy look, depiction of unrepentantly dirty cops, and fragmentary use of Don Ellis's music—a big band sound with complex time signatures—contributed to its gritty realism and visceral impact. 104 min.

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