With Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Philippe Léotard, Pierre Collet, Cathleen Nesbitt, Ed Lauter, Jean-Pierre Zola, Bernard Fresson, Charles Millot, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Samantha Llorens, André Penvern, Reine Prat, Raoul Delfosse, Ham-Chau Luong, Jacques Dynam, Malek Kateb, Alexandre Fabre, Manu Pluton, Daniel Verite
French Connection II is a 1975 crime drama film starring Gene Hackman and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a fictional sequel to the initially true story of the 1971 Academy Award winning picture The French Connection. The film expands on the central character of Det. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle who travels to Marseille, France where he is attempting to track down French drug-dealer Alain Charnier, who got away at the end of the first film. Hackman and Fernando Rey are the only returning cast members.