French Connection II

1975

John Frankenheimer
Director

Popeye Doyle's failure to capture heroin smuggler Charnier (Fernando Rey) fours years ago leads him to Marseille, France to hunt him down.

So-so sequel, most noticable by Roy Scheider's absence (he was off filming some shark picture at the time) and a sloppy director, whose scenes are poorly edited together with little suspense and lacking the same punch as the first film. See also The French Connection (1971)



21st May 1975
Cinema






28th September 1975
Cinema








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Gene Hackman
Doyle
Fernando Rey
Alain Charnier
Bernard Fresson
Barthélémy
Philippe Léotard
Jacques (as Philippe Leotard)
Ed Lauter
General Brian
Charles Millot
Miletto
Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Raoul
Cathleen Nesbitt
The Old Lady
Samantha Llorens
Denise
André Penvern
Bartender
Reine Prat
Young Girl on the Beach
Raoul Delfosse
Dutch Captain
Ham-Chau Luong
Japanese Captain (as Ham Chau Luong)
Jacques Dynam
Inspector Genevoix
Malek Kateb
Algerian Chief (as Malek Eddine)
Pierre Collet
Old Pro
Alexandre Fabre
Young Inspector
Jean-Pierre Zola
Dumpy Policeman
Manu Pluton
Murdered Arab (as Pluton)
Daniel Vérité
1st Guard Hotel Tangers
Jean-Marc Allègre
Roland Blanche
Arrested Man
Patrick Bouchitey
Philippe Brizard
Taxi Driver
Paul Mercey
Policeman
Hal Needham
Doyle Kidnapper
Ambroise Perrin

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