The French Connection

Other mistake: At the very start of the chase scene, where the shooter tries to kill Popeye, he looks up to the shooter's position. There are at least 6-7 floors of the building. When Popeye looks over the edge, he can see the shooter running away from the building. In the next scene, he is chasing the shooter on foot and is not far behind him. By the time Popeye had run back down all those flights of stairs, the shooter would be long gone.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film in Brooklyn, it is obviously dark outside (nighttime). As they are chasing the guy from the bar, it all of a sudden is during the daytime as it is light outside.

Martin Sullivan

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Suggested correction: I think that it looks dark because they are under an elevated train track.

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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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Trivia: Eddie Egan, the real police detective who inspired the character Popeye Doyle, plays Doyle's superior in the movie.

Bob Blumenfeld

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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?

Answer: The parking laws in the 1970's were not as strict as they are today, leaving a car on the street is no different from parking on the curb in a suburban area. The car was supposed to be picked up by the mob.

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