The French Connection

The French Connection (1971)

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Corrected entry: When Charnier is still in France, he takes a gift to his girlfriend. She goes inside, and he picks up a fishing pole. He turns, and she comes back outside. The pole is gone. There was no indication he put it down or dropped it over the wall.

Correction: The fishing pole is actually still there. If you look very close, to the very right its still resting on the rail. You may have to play it a few times, but it is most certainly there.

Corrected entry: When the police investigate the car in which they suspect drugs are being hidden, they really tear it apart - they rip out linings, pull apart fittings, pry off bits and pieces, etc. However, when, after a short period of time, it is returned to the actor who brought it in, he does not notice that it has been tampered with. It really would have taken a much longer time and a lot of the right fittings and materials to put it back together again in such good condition.

R W Hlavac

Correction: The car which is returned to the owner is a different car that is identical to the original.

mightymick

Continuity mistake: When the drug tester gets done with testing the heroin, he blows out the lit candle on the bottom. But when there is a far shot of him talking, the candle is still burning.

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Trivia: The casting of Fernando Rey was an accident. William Friedkin had wanted to cast Francisco Rabal, whom he had seen in Belle de jour (1967), but at the time didn't know his name. Only after actor and director met did Friedkin realize Rey wasn't the actor he had wanted. Friedkin ended up keeping Rey after learning that Rabal spoke neither English nor French.

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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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