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The French Connection (1971)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $41,158,757Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,993 $41,158,757
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,946 $41,158,757

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,200,000
Domestic Releases: October 9th, 1971 (Wide)
Video Release: December 7th, 1992 by Fox Home Entertainment
Running Time: 104 minutes
Franchise: French Connection
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Keywords: Film Noir, Narcotics, Organized Crime, Car Chase, Hitmen, Bigotry, Epilogue, Police Procedural, Intertitle
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States


Roy Scheider    Detective Buddy Russo
Fernando Rey    Alain Charnier
Gene Hackman    Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Filmmakers Signature Series

October 10th, 2012

A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up? More...

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