The French Connection

1971 R 1h 44m Blu-ray / DVD

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The French Connection

1971 R 1h 44m Blu-ray / DVD
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Tough-as-nails narcotics detective "Popeye" Doyle and his partner, Russo, are in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a multimillion-dollar heroin-smuggling operation in this classic crime thriller inspired by true events.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital Mono
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English SDH, English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: DTS 5.1 HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Gene Hackman
  • Fernando Rey
  • Roy Scheider
  • Tony Lo Bianco
  • Marcel Bozzuffi
  • Frederic de Pasquale
  • Bill Hickman
  • Ann Rebbot
  • Harold Gary
  • Arlene Farber
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The French Connection is a 1971 movie that is filled with frequent profanity (including "f--k"), violence, and questionable behavior. The two lead characters, NYPD detectives, are in more of an antihero vein: racists, drinkers, smokers, and womanizers who engage in law-enforcement practices that don't seem entirely by the book. One of the detectives tells the other "Never trust a ["N" word]." In two instances of violence, a character is shot in the face at close range, and two bodies are in a car covered in blood in the aftermath of an accident. There are drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. A police detective finds his partner in his apartment handcuffed to his bed after sex. A woman's naked buttocks are shown. Overall, though, it's undeniably one of the all-time great films and one that set the standard for cop movies for decades to come.

Sexual Content

A police detective finds his partner in his apartment handcuffed to his bed after sex. A woman's naked buttocks are shown.

Violence

A man is shot in the face at close range. Dead bodies covered in blood are inside a car in the aftermath of an accident. Gunfights. Knife fights. A police officer is killed in a subway.

Language

Frequent profanity. A police detective tells his partner, "Never trust a ["N" word]." Variations of "f--k." "S--t."

Social Behavior

Though it's certainly a classic film, there really are no positive messages to take away from it.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink and smoke cigarettes. A bag of heroin is given a "heroin-purity test."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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