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Friedkin Double Feature!

To Live & Die in L.A. (1985);
The French Connection (1971) @ Million Dollar Theater

The French Connection</em> (1971)
November 9, 2011 - 7:30 pm

To Live & Die in L.A. (1985)

Directed by William Friedkin

From robbery, murder, and exploitation to a riveting car chase on a crowded Los Angeles freeway, Secret Service agent Richard Chance will stop at nothing to bring down the evil counterfeiter who killed his partner.  William L. Petersen and Willem Dafoe are standouts in William Friedkin's crime thriller, which also features a Wang Chung score.

MGM/UA. Producer: Irving H. Levin. Screenwriter: William Friedkin, Gerald Petievich. Cinematographer: Robby Muller. Editor: Scott Smith. Cast: William L. Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro.

35mm, color, 116 min.

The French Connection (1970)

Directed by William Friedkin

Based on a true story, New York City Narcotics Detectives Doyle and Russo uncover an operation to smuggle heroin from Marseille, France to New York, leading to one of the greatest car chase scenes ever as ruthless cop Doyle, played in an Oscar-winning performance by Gene Hackman, pursues a hijacked elevated train across Brooklyn.

Twentieth Century Fox. Producer: Philip D’Antoni. Screenwriter: Ernest Tidyman. Cinematographer: Owen Roizman. Editor: Jerry Greenberg. Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi.

35mm, color, 104 min.