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A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.



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original title: The French Connection

genge: Action,Crime,Drama,Thriller

 

imdb: 6.8

duration: 1h 44min

tags: In the great tradition of American thrillers

budget: $1,800,000

keywords: bagman, triggerman, ankleholster, fingerman, heroin, policeprocedural, drugsmuggling, organizedcrime, mafiaboss, crimeboss, drugdeal, toughguy, narcoticsinvestigation, drugring, basedontruestory, fren


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Police partners Doyle and Russo put a candy store under surveillance based on a hunch that something fishy was going on. Eventually it turns out that the proprietors are involved in one of the biggest narcotics smuggling rings on either side of the Atlantic, and the cops go to work. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy Russo are Brooklyn-based NYPD narcotics detectives who often work undercover. They make a lot of arrests, but they are all of small time users, busting who which makes no dent in the NYC drug trade. While the two are out for drinks one night at a club, Popeye sees a table of people which to him doesn't seem right, the people who include an unknown "big spender" out of his league next to known organized drug criminals. Just for fun, they decide to tail the big spender and his girl. Beyond the couple's obvious suspicious activity, they find out that they are Sal and Angie Boca, small time crooks who own and operate a Brooklyn newsstand/luncheonette. Based on other evidence including information from one of their snitches of rumors of a major drug shipment entering New York, Popeye and Buddy get the official albeit reluctant OK from their superior to surveil Sal to find if he leads them to the incoming drug shipment, that surveillance including authorization for wiretaps. That surveillance does show that Sal is connected and that the probable persons selling the drugs are two Frenchmen having recently arrived in the city. It then becomes a game of cat and mouse as Sal and the two Frenchmen, Alain Charnier and his muscle Pierre Nicoli, are aware that they are being tailed, the two Frenchmen in particular who are willing to go to any lengths to protect their investment, estimated street worth of approximately $32 million. Popeye, Buddy and their third, Mulderig, who has an antagonistic relationship with Popeye due to Mulderig's belief that Popeye's police work led to the death of a colleague, have to learn when the lead is not the three men but the locale of the drugs themselves. I had heard about this movie being a classic actioner featuring a classic car chase and having won 5 Oscars. Eleven years ago I watched this movie when it came on TV. At the time I thought it was the worst movie I had ever seen and was so baffled as to how it could be so popular. I felt it was just a series of random events put together and so deeply disappointed by the so called classic car chase which was just a car driving fast underneath a trainline. In my previous review for this movie I actually went as far as rating it 1/10.

However there have been a number of movies which I enjoyed more after a second viewing including Batman Begins, Alien and Point Break. So I finally decided I would give The French Connection another go.

I will admit it was much better than my first viewing. However I do not think this is a good movie, let alone a classic. There was a storyline which was OK although it did get a bit disjointed at times. Gene Hackman did a good job in his role as well. There was no score for the movie which would have made it more intense. There was of course still little action and I was still a bit underwhelmed by the car chase.

While it is something you can watch if you've got nothing else to do, for me it does not qualify as a great movie. My opinion is you'd be better off watching Dirty Harry released the same year or Ronin which I think are far better movies. Apparently William Friedkin was convinced that "The French Connection" was headed for disaster all the way through filming. But while conceding that the final result isn't entirely a rout, I would be cautious about the hyperbole that surrounds it.

The best thing about the film is its raw, ravaged look. Everything is eroded, decayed, overused - the cities, the people and - perhaps a point of conjecture - the language that they use. One could go even farther surmise that the formulaic exchanges and clich辿d situations that the film portrays are a critique of a worn-out, bankrupt society, but I'm not willing to let Friedkin completely off the hook.

Because as others have pointed out, many of the elements so lauded in "The French Connection" were done earlier - and better - elsewhere. "Bullitt" in particular springs to mind as the model for the slowing-moving, moody European-style of police thriller that concerns itself with more than just the cops-and-robbers merry-go-round (another example would be Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Samurai"). But whereas Bullitt's silences and long, atmospheric takes bespeak classical poise and existential angst, TFC's leave me wondering whether it's deliberately scrappy or simply badly edited. In any case, for those who think that the name "The French connection" hints at homage to the nouvelle vague, prepare to be mildly disappointed.

In terms of the acting I must admit that I found Gene Hackman competent and workmanlike: he really knows how to play unpleasant, loudmouthed, belligerent, hard-drinking (insert additional epithets as required) types. But the eulogies heaped on the role seem bizarre considering that you never really get beyond the fact that "Popeye" is a nasty, bigoted gun-happy cop. As for the other "characters" it's difficult to say much; the figures are ciphers and I for one didn't make too much of an emotional investment in what happened to them.

It's probably worth seeing this film for the great footage of New York and the gritty camera-work, but beneath the surface the scaffolding is very bare in terms of plot and characterisation. Incoherent, visually impressive, and unlikeable. Producer and screenwriter have added enough fictional flesh to provide director William Friedkin and his overall topnotch cast with plenty of material, and they make the most of it. The word "frog" is often used as a derogatory term for someone of French descent. When Popeye refers to Charnier as "Frog One," he's trying to distinguish Charnier from his partner, Pierre Nicoli. It can also be a way to show Popeye's generally bigoted attitude. He's deliberately trying to confuse Willy into making a confession. Poughkeepsie is a small city about 80 miles north of New York on the Hudson River. Willy may have a drug connection up there that buys product from him and sells it in that region. His line, which is somewhere along the lines of "when was the last time you picked your feet in Poughkeepsie" is basically nonsense. Repeating it and variations of it including only Poughkeepsie or just when the person has last "picked their feet", over and over in a threatening manner, is a tactic meant to bewilder the subject. While the criminal is desperately trying to figure out what this sentence is a code for, the interrogators intersperse the badgering with actual questions like "who's your connection Willie, what's his name!?" and "is it Joe the barber?" The totally confused criminal up against the wall, doesn't know what this Poughkeepsie thing is, but it sounds bad and he sure didn't do it. So to take the questioning away from this mysterious act the police think he's performed, that must be pretty terrible, Willie admits to what they really want to know out of fear. This tactic/phrase was actually developed by the character that Gene Hackman played, in real life (the movie is loosely based on a true story). Source: French Connection Commentary extra found in the DVD version of the movie. They more than likely bought Devereaux a new car exactly like the old one. Putting the car back together after spending several hours tearing it apart would have taken at least twice as long, plus there was the actual damage they caused to the interior while ripping out upholstery, carpeting & other trim. From there it'd be a simple matter of buying a new Lincoln, pulling out the rocker panels in that one & stashing the heroin & transferring the license plates to it.

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