The French Connection

Audio problem: As Popeye Doyle is chasing the elevated train, he is continually honking his car's horn to warn pedestrians and whoever else to get out of his way. One scene shows him with one hand firmly on the wheel, and he hits the top-most rim of the wheel in frustration, and the horn honks on both hits. That car did not have a rim-blow type horn mechanism - only Fords had those, and this was a Pontiac Le Mans.

Audio problem: As Popeye and Detective Russo are in the bar staking out Sal Boca, each have drinks. As they raise the glasses to their mouths, the sound of clinking ice cubes is heard. When Popeye downs his drink, the ice clinking is again heard, even though there is actually no ice in his glass.

Audio problem: When Buddy is in Sal & Angie's asking Angie Boca to model for him, their lips rarely match their words. Sometimes they appear to be saying something else, and other times it looks like they aren't speaking at all. (00:24:25)

Continuity mistake: During the car chase scene under the "B" Elevated Train in Brooklyn (86th St.), Popeye passes the same curve at least 3 or 4 times. Look closely, you'll probably see the same movie theatre over and over again. Apparently, they rerun the same chase clip to increase the length of this scene.

More mistakes in The French Connection

Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: This is Doyle. I'm sittin' on Frog One.
Bill Mulderig: Yeah, I know that. We got the Westbury covered like a tent.
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle: The Westbury my ass! I got him on the shuttle at Grand Central, now what the hell's going on up there?

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Question: Could the police really put the Lincoln back together perfectly and that quickly?

Answer: It's a different car of the same make and model that they swapped for the one they tore apart, and in which they hid the drugs in the same place as the original.

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