The French Connection is nothing short of a cinematic masterpiece. The film’s mix of gritty realism, stunning action sequences and a career-defining role for star Gene Hackman as determined NYC police detective Popeye Doyle makes this one of the greatest films of the 1970s…if not all time. What is your favorite moment from this classic? Let us know in the comments!
This article originally ran last year, we are reprinting it in honor of Gene Hackman’s birthday today