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#4477808 - 06/12/19 09:25 PM Billy Friedkin's 'The French Connection' 1971  
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I really like films that captured something of the time I was born. Friedkin's 1971 'The French Connection' is such a film, and it also happens to be excellent cinema.

Although I have seen the film a dozen times, and I knew that most of the bad guys and the cops were played by actual off duty real life cops, I had not realized that Doyle and Russo's boss was played by Eddie Egan...who was the man that Gene Hackman was portraying. I also had not realized that the cop who followed Sal Boca to DC was Sonny Grasso....the man Roy Scheider was portraying.


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#4477901 - 06/13/19 11:38 AM Re: Billy Friedkin's 'The French Connection' 1971 [Re: 462cid]  
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I've not seen this movie yet but I'll put it on my very long "must watch" list. smile


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