Two narcotics detectives, Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and his partner Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider), start to close in on a vast international narcotics ring when the smugglers unexpectedly strike back. Following an attempt on his life, Doyle sets off a deadly pursuit that ultimately takes him far beyond New York City limits. This action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (Hackman). Directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist).
Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frédéric de Pasquale