Other Titles: French connection.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2001.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: Five star collection
Subject: Heroin industry Drama.
Drug traffic Drama.
Drug control United States Drama.
Drogas Comercio Teatro. bidex
Heroína Teatro. bidex
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Music, Don Ellis ; director of photography, Owen Roizman ; film editor, Jerry Greenberg.
Performers: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; bonus features not rated.
Notes: English (5.1 surround or stereo) or French (mono) language soundtrack with optional subtitles in English and Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Based on the book by Robin Moore.
Special features include: scene specific commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider ; director's commentary by William Friedkin ; original theatrical trailer ; behind-the-scenes documentary Making the connection : the untold stories ; BBC documentary Poughkeepsie shuffle ; deleted scenes documentary hosted by William Friedkin ; still gallery ; trailers ; notes by Mark Kermode inserted in container.
Five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Hackman).
Contents: disc 1. Feature film (104 min.); Scene specific commentary by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider; Director's commentary; Original theatrical trailer -- disc 2. Making the connection: the untold stories: behind-the-scenes documentary; Poughkeepsie shuffle: BBC documentary; Deleted scenes documentary / hosted by William Friedkin; Still gallery; Trailers.
Summary: Two New York City narcotics detectives learn of a scheme to smuggle a large quantity of heroin inside an automobile being shipped from France.