Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.
On this episode, we discuss the forty-fourth Best Picture Winner: “THE FRENCH CONNECTION.”
Based on Robin Moore’s 1969 non-fiction book “The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy,” “The French Connection” tells the story of New York Police Department detectives Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle and Buddy “Cloudy” Russo as they chase down a wealthy French heroin smuggler named Alain Charnier. Directed William Friedkin, the film stars Gene Hackman as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle, Roy Scheider as Buddy “Cloudy” Russo, Fernando Rey as Alain Charnier, Tony Lo Bianco as Sal Boca and Marcel Bozzuffi as Pierre Nicoli.
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