«Ah, when the heroin is in my blood, and that blood is in my head, then thank God that I’m as good as dead.» —«Heroin» the Velvet Underground
Film based on a true story of catching bad guys transported drugs from France to USA during winter of 1961 by NYC policeman. In the beginning of 1962 Manhattan police unit was able to intercept a fifty pounds drugs load value of $32 million in Harlem. This investigation formed the basis of William Friedkin`s iconic movie – «The French Connection».
Friedkin created intense, full of stress and lot of realistic details film which combined the traits of the crime drama and thriller. Intriguing story fitted in atmosphere of dirty dangerous New York streets in earlier 60`s.
After the death of the boss Frank Lukas — the simple driver of Harlem’s criminal leader decides to build his own crime imperia.
His specialty is heroin which he smuggling into USA from North Asia thanks to his connection with corruptsoldiers in Vietnam.
Lucas contests with another streets gangs. He proposes the product of the highest quality for a lower price according to the rules of the market economy.
Frank Lukas becomes an idol of Harlem in early 70s. Earning a million dollars a day he still lives in his rigorous rules.