The French Connection

Nailed It! Most Deserving Oscar Wins - Best Editing

Director: 
William Friedkin
Year: 
1971
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
104 mins
Cast: 
Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

Arguably the greatest American crime film ever made. Gene Hackman stars as Detective Popeye Doyle, who’s muscling minor hoods in NYC (the "You ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?" scene is still a classic) when he catches the trail of a huge shipment of French heroin. With partner Roy Scheider, Hackman dogs drug-kingpin Fernando Rey through the concrete jungle - highlighted by a brain-jangling car chase that still hasn’t been topped.