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Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

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Directed by

William Friedkin

Written by

Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay)
Robin Moore (Book)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

There are no rules and no holds barred when Popeye cuts loose!

Cast

Keywords

new york gangster heroin drug dealer marseille car chase undercover agent police brutality drug mule attempted murder night life drug smuggle hijacking of train

Photos

Lists

#570 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#93 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#150 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Gene Hackman

Oscar for Best Director

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium