The French Connection (1971)
William Friedkin's gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between 'Popeye' Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, and his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed. The film stars Gene Hackman as Det. Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle, Fernando Rey as Alain Charnier, Roy Scheider as Det. Buddy 'Cloudy' Russo and Tony Lo Bianco as Salvatore 'Sal' Boca. An absolute must-see!
I was surprised that I really liked this movie. I think I wanted to hate it since Ben Affleck directed it. Its about a private detective hired to investigate the case of a missing child in his neighborhood. The P.I. (Affleck) butt... I was surprised that I really liked this movie. I think I wanted to hate it since Ben Affleck directed it. Its about a private detective hired to investigate the case of a missing child in his neighborhood. The P.I. (Affleck) butts heads during his investigation with local cops, neighbors and his girlfriend. REally good thriller that ends with a thought provoking twist that will have you asking what you'd do in that situation.
This movie is straight up gangsta...101!!!!
New Jack City is one of my favorite crime movies. And the soundtrack is just as amazing. You know what, with New Jack City and Law and Order, Ice T has really won me over.
Two narcotic agents start doing drugs to build their case, and end up getting hooked. A great one.