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The Connection (1973)

An out-of-work newspaperman in need of money becomes the go-between for a jewel thief and an insurance company that wants to settle.

Director:

Tom Gries

Writer:

Albert Ruben
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The French side of the French Connection.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Durning ... Frank Devlin
Ronny Cox ... Everett Hutchneker
Zohra Lampert ... Hannah
Dennis Cole ... Sy McGruder
Heather MacRae ... June McGruder
Howard Cosell ... Himself
Mike Kellin ... Pillo
Dana Wynter ... Eleanor Warren
Richard Bright ... BeeJay
Joe Keyes Jr. Joe Keyes Jr. ... Dewey (as Joe Keyes)
Tom Rosqui Tom Rosqui ... Detective Phelan
Christopher Allport ... Richard Wilcox
Norman Bush Norman Bush ... Gilson
Franklin Cover ... Lee Harris
Dan Frazer ... Verplanck
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An out-of-work newspaperman in need of money becomes the go-between for a jewel thief and an insurance company that wants to settle.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La conexión See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Enjoyable TV Movie
29 June 2005 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"The Connection" is a fun TV movie. The plot is about a newspaper man (Charles Durning) who has to become a fence for a jewel thief. This movie has everything: Good acting, writing, and direction. Charles Durning is always great.

There are some mild slow moments but it picks up in the end with a exciting car chase and plot twists galore.

For a 70's TV movie it stands up well.

Other first-rate movies with Charles Durning are: "Lakeboat", "The Water Engine", "True Confessions", and "Cat Chaser". He never gets the respect he deserves. He should have all the Emmys and Academy Awards he was nominated for.

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