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).

Director:

William Friedkin

Cast:

Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frédéric de Pasquale

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 44mins

Release Year:

1971

Country Of Origin:

USA