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The French Connection (1971), directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for The French Connection, directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman; No. 11 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: The French Connection (1971)

The car chase in which Gene Hackman’s Popeye Doyle follows the D train through Bensonhurst is one of the all-time best for a reason: William Friedkin brilliantly captures the clammy-palmed madness of a high-speed pursuit through bustling, crowded neighborhoods that yield for no one.—Alison Willmore

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