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Popeye Doyle (1986)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 7 September 1986
While Popeye Doyle is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic figures ... See full summary »

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Peter Levin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed O'Neill ... Popeye Doyle
Matthew Laurance ... Tony Parese
James Handy ... Lieutenant Gregory Paulus
Candy Clark ... Corinne Evans
George De La Pena ... Itan Kellerman / The Shadow
Audrey Landers ... Jill Anneyard
Nicholas Kadi ... Auram Bardas / The Weasel
Elias Zarou ... Fahoud Nazzim
Gary Tacon Gary Tacon ... Deli Bandit #1
Phil Neilson Phil Neilson ... Deli Bandit #2
Elizabeth Lennie Elizabeth Lennie ... Toni
Peter Virgile Peter Virgile ... Pretty Boy
Richard Monette Richard Monette ... Patrick Henley
S.J. Fellowes S.J. Fellowes ... Nurse #1
Guy Sanvido Guy Sanvido ... Sammy
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Storyline

While Popeye Doyle is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic figures turn up everywhere he goes. The drug overdose becomes a very involved murder case. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det börjar med mord! See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

An unsold TV pilot based on the character from The French Connection (1971). See more »

Goofs

When Weasel is stalking Popeye through the abandoned building, his shoes make the distinct crisp sound of leather but he is wearing sneakers which would have made no sound. See more »

Connections

Follows French Connection II (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

American Chaser
Written by Molly Johnson & Norman Orenstein
Performed by Alta Moda
Courtesy of Current Records
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Proves to be a worthy extension
17 January 2003 | by Bud_SturguessSee all my reviews

In this failed spin-off of the lead character from the classic "French Connection" movies, Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (admirably portrayed by Ed O'Neill) investigates a drug overdose which turns out to be a murder, and finds himself caught in international affairs. This almost unheard of spin-off TV movie is too often overlooked; O'Neill's rendering of Popeye Doyle is easily comparable in depth as Gene Hackman's Oscar-winning performance. Flexes fine directing and script. O'Neill adds believable depth to the character, and the story is never overwrought. A worthy extension of the "French Connection"'s gritty form.


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