The French Connection

The French Connection

Director: William Friedkin | Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Released: 1971 | Runtime: 104 min

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

The French Connection Quotes

  • [analyzing drug shipment]
    Chemist: Blast off: one-eight-oh. Two hundred: Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Two ten: U.S. Government certified. Two twenty: lunar trajectory, junk of the month club, sirloin steak. Two thirty: Grade A poison. Absolute dynamite. Eighty-nine percent pure junk. Best I've ever seen. If the rest is like this, you'll be dealing on this load for two years.
    Joel Weinstock: So you say it's worth half a million?
    Chemist: How many kilos? Salvatore "Sal" Boca: Sixty.
    Chemist: Sixty kilos, eight big ones per kilo, right? This stuff will take a seven to one hit on the street. Salvatore "Sal" Boca: And by the time it gets down to nickel bags, it will be worth at least thirty-two million.
    Joel Weinstock: Thank you, Howard. Take what's left there with you and good night.
  • "Salvatore "Sal" Boca: Weinstock, I'm telling you, they'll split if we don't move! This guy's got 'em like that, he's everything they say he is!
    Joel Weinstock: What about you, Sal? Are you everything they say YOU are?
  • Walt Simonson: Hey Bill, look, do me a favor, give him a chance. He came in here with a little piece of information. I know you worked with him before and had a little trouble, but don't get off on the wrong foot, if you have problems, come to me with them, I'll handle it.
    Bill Mulderig: I don't want to get off on the wrong foot, Simonson, just keep him off my back.
    Walt Simonson: Just cool it with him. If you have any problems, come to me, I'll handle it. Do me this favor.
    Bill Mulderig: I'll be happy to work with him.
    Walt Simonson: Okay, he's a good cop, he's basically a good cop, he's got good hunches every once in awhile.
    Bill Mulderig: Fine, fine, fine, just keep him off my back.
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