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.
Popeye and Russo find out that drugs are hidden in the rocket panels of Charnier's Lincoln Continental. Meanwhile, Charnier takes his car to a drug trade on a small island with only one entrance. When Charnier leaves, he gets to the end of the bridge and finds Popeye, waving to him. The cops then chase him back to the island, where Russo and the cops have a shootout with the other drug dealers. Popeye chases after Charnier who leads him into an abandoned crematorium. Popeye shoots at what he thinks is Charnier, but in actual fact, he shot Mulderig (the cop he hated so much). Popeye tells Russo that he saw Charnier and that he will find him. He runs off deeper into the crematorium, until he is out of sight. A gunshot is heard, and the screen goes black. An epilogue tells us that Charnier got away, and Popeye and Russo were transferred out of Narcotics and reassigned.
Buddy "Cloudy" Russo: We got the information there's no shit on the street. Right? It's like a god damn desert full of junkies out there. Everybody waiting to get well.
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.
Question: Why does Sal take the dirty car out of the city parking lot and park it by the docks? If that's the drug car why would the French let him do that?
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