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 mystical disappearance of Tom Gruneman his best friend a private detective John Klute starting his own investigation. The primary evidence in this case will become the memories of a prostitute Bri Daniel.
Her life rule is «the rules’ are there to be broken!». In same way living one of her clients who will become an important person in Toms investigation. During his searching Gruneman will find something very unusual in one of the police reports.
Klute is the first installment of what informally came to be known as Pakula’s «paranoia trilogy».
I regret profoundly that I was not an American and not born in Greenwich Village. It might be dying, and there might be a lot of dirt in the air you breathe, but this is where it’s happening.
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.