THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) – AFI Movie Club – American Film Institute
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THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring one of cinema’s great car chases – a visceral, frenetic race against an elevated train – director William Friedkin’s THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) was included among the American Film Institute’s record of the greatest films of all time – both the original list and its 10th anniversary edition – and also on AFI’s list of the art form’s most heart-pounding thrills. As portrayed by Gene Hackman in the film, the character of Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle was also included on AFI’s list of the cinema’s great screen heroes.

Learn more about THE FRENCH CONNECTION in the AFI Catalog.

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