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  • The French Connection (1971)

FP068: “Do You Pick Your Feet in Poughkeepsie?!”

One of New York’s finest cities gets its big moment with the above line of dialogue, snarled at a perp by the out-of-control “Popeye” Doyle, played by Gene Hackman, in his break through role. We dedicate this episode to his co-star, Roy Scheider, who passed away on February 10th, 2008. A stalwart and capable actor who appeared in another of our Perfect Movies, JAWS. Ironically, Robin Moore, author of the novel The French Connection, passed away on the day this show was broadcast, at the age of 82. Not our fault!!

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