Finally watched The French Connection last night. A fine cop drama that won Gene Hackman an Oscar.
Roy Scheider was also nominated for an Oscar, but lost out, this does not diminish his excellent performance either.
It's a great film that exposes all the grit and foulness of New York City and Brooklyn in the late sixties/early seventies. In one shot, you can see the World Trade Center being built. I liked all the old storefront signs, which always give me a sense of childhood nostalgia. Naturally Sal and Angie's diner is no longer there.
That's not my Volvo in the picture!
Thirty eight years later, the movie holds up - and my already high esteem for Gene Hackman went up a notch.