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French Connection II

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The French Connection II
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Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Release Date 1975
Language English
Studio 20th Century Fox
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Det. James "Popeye" Doyle Gene Hackman
Henri Barthélémy Bernard Fresson
General Brian Ed Lauter
Alain Charnier Fernando Rey
Jacques Philippe Léotard
Miletto Charles Millot
Raoul Diron Jean-Pierre Castaldi

French Connection II is the 1975 sequel to 1971's The French Connection. The film follows NYPD Detective Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) as he travels to Paris to track down the head of the infamous drug ring. Directed by John Frankenheimer, the film was a fictionalized continuation to the events of the first film.

The following weapons were used in the film French Connection II:


Smith & Wesson Model 36

In The French Connection, NYPD Detective Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle (Gene Hackman) carried a Colt Detective Special. In the sequel, Doyle is seen smuggling a Smith & Wesson Model 36 with some ammo in his suitcase. He keeps it in his ankle holster and uses near the end of the film.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot
Close up of the S&W Model 36
NYPD Detective Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle (Gene Hackman) draws his S&W Model 36, taking aim at Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey) at the end of the film

Browning Hi-Power

Detective Barthélémy (Bernard Fresson) and other French police officers carry Browning Hi-Power pistols, with tangent rear sights. The Hi-Power is seen commandeered by Detective Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle (Gene Hackman) during the final shootout of the film when one of the detectives gets shot.

Browning Hi Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9mm
Detective Barthélémy (Bernard Fresson) fires his Browning Hi-Power
Detective Barthélémy (Bernard Fresson) fires his Browning Hi-Power with tangent rear sights at the end of the film


One of Charnier's guard is seen opening fire on Doyle with an M1911A1 in the harbor shootout.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
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Walther PPK

When Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle (Gene Hackman) is captured by Alain Charnier's (Fernando Rey) thugs, a police officer tailing Doyle tries to pull out a Walther PPK to fire at the thugs before he is run over.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
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Colt Official Police

One of the French police officers is seen carrying what appears to be a Colt Official Police revolver.

Colt Official Police - 5" Barrel
A French detective with the Colt.

Submachine Guns


The MAT-49 Submachine Gun is used by thugs employed by Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey) notably during the harbor shootout.

French MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9mm
Charnier's thug firing a MAT-49 at the dockyard.

Gevarm Type D4

A Gevarm Type D4 is used by Alain Charnier's (Fernando Rey) thugs.

Gevarm Type D4 smg - 9mm Parabellum
Jacques (Philippe Léotard) (left) with a Gevarm Type D4 9mm


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns

Charnier (Fernando Rey) is seen bird hunting with a side by side 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Charnier (Fernando Rey, right) is seen bird hunting with a side by side 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Browning Over/Under Shotgun

General Brian (Ed Lauter) is seen with a Browning Over/Under shotgun while hunting with Charnier.

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