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The French Connection(1971)

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  • Voted Best Actor (Hackman) and One of the Year's Ten Best English-Language Films by the 1971 National Board of Review.
  • Voted Best Actor (Hackman) by the 1971 New York Film Critics Circle.
  • Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1971 New York Times Film Critics.
  • Winner of the 1971 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
  • Released in United States 1978
  • Released in United States Fall October 7, 1971
  • Re-released in United States September 28, 2001
  • Based on the real-life exploits of a New York City police officer.
  • Based on the Robin Moore book "The French Connection" (New York, 1969).
  • Director John Frankenheimer died July 6, 2002 of a stroke at the age of 72.
  • James Poe was originally contracted to write the script.
  • Released in United States 1978 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Special Programs - "Salute to Oscar" - Filmex Marathon) April 13 - May 7, 1978.)
  • Re-released in United States September 28, 2001 (Film Forum; New York City)
  • Released in United States Fall October 7, 1971
  • Winnner of the 1971 Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director.
  • The 2001 re-release is a newly restored 35mm print.
  • Completed shooting October 25, 1974.