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The French Connection Film Summary & Analysis

William Friedkin
This Study Guide consists of approximately 17 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The French Connection.
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Characters

Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle played by Gene Hackman

Description

Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle is the premier detective on the New York narcotics team. Doyle works with his partner Cloudy for the Narcotics Bureau. Doyle is considered a tough cop who will do whatever it takes to make a bust; he regularly busts several bars so that he can get information from their owners about other potential leads.

When Doyle gets wind of the large heroin deal going down, he gets on the case immediately. Even when his supervisors are not convinced that he can find the culprits, Doyle keeps on chasing them and following clues. Eventually, Doyle finds the guilty parties and the drugs, bringing most of the bad guys to justice.

Analysis

Doyle is a strong, committed man. He is willing to do anything in order to uphold the law and make the biggest drug...

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