#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – New York narcotics detective Popeye Doyle follows the trail of the French connection smuggling ring to France where he teams up with the gendarmes to hunt down the ringleader.
Plot: “Popeye” Doyle travels to Marseilles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.
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Good sequel with excellent acting by Gene Hackman and splendid support cast
The movie concerns on Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman), an unorthodox New York narcotics cop investigating the flow of drug that follows the trail of the French connection . He travels to Marsaille following the foreign connection and tries to track down the eluded evil Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey) , the smuggling ring chief , who escaped from N.Y.C. There , he joins forces to the French gendarmes (Bernard Fresson and Jean Pierre Castaldi , among others) to hunt down the ringleader . Then , Popeye getaways his French escorts and goes himself into action .
The picture is the follow-up to ¨French Connection¨(by William Friedkin) but didn’t achieved the same success and was a flop at box office . However , being , nowadays , considered a very good film and highly rated . In the movie there is action , suspense , violence , intrigue and a little bit of humor in charge of Popeye Doyle , as he begins to find himself as a fish out of water in France and particularly on his relationships with the French people . The film develops a certain social critical to the French habits and there’s specially a banter to the Police called Gendarmerie . The motion picture has action-packed but in the intervening period when the starring ends up being abducted by Alain Charnier’s henchmen , it results to be a little bit boring , with overlong scenes ; besides , quite disagreeable as Popeye is injected heroin . Gene Hackman’s interpretation as the rebel and nonconformist Popeye Doyle is top-notch as well as the previous film that’s why he gained deservedly an Academy Award . Fernando Rey repeats perfectly his role as the elegant and cunning nasty and the secondary casting formed by French actors are very fine . The picture was stunningly directed by John Frankenheimer. Rating : Very good and well worth watching.
“I’d rather be a lamp-post in New York then the President of France”
John Frankenheimer may be the best Director that modern Movie Lovers have never heard of. He was always ahead of His time and never compromising. This Movie is surely uncompromising. It took a well known Best Actor Performance from a Best Picture Winner and the Character, Popeye Doyle, and stripped Him of the already barely likable persona of a tough, one dimensional Cop and laid Him open for all to see. It was not a pretty picture.
Neither is French Connection II. It will have you squirming and the Second Act detox is not for anyone with expectation of a slick Action Movie. This is a gritty, dirty, unpleasant Character Study that is compelling Cinema, but not Viewer Friendly. It was taking that Seventies realism just one step further.
It has enough Action and energy to make it as a Thriller but it never lets you forget the painful pursuit of Doyle’s obsession with removing H from the Street and the even deeper pain of removing it from your body. This makes this compelling and completely coarse Cinema that makes you pay the price for your Entertainment. Not the best Box-Office formula but it is the stuff of Artistic Angst.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director John Frankenheimer
Writer Alexander Jacobs (screenplay), Robert Dillon (screenplay), Laurie Dillon (screenplay), Robert Dillon (story), Laurie Dillon (story)
Actors Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 2C, Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length 3,060 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm