Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Double Feature! Tribute to Sonny Grosso!

Due to public health concerns, this show has been cancelled. We hope to re-schedule these films later in the year.

NYPD detective turned film/TV technical adviser Sonny Grosso (1930 – 2020) broke the case that inspired THE FRENCH CONNECTION, and makes an on-screen appearance in that film as well as THE SEVEN-UPS.

1971, 20th Century Fox, 104 min, Dir: William Friedkin

Arguably the greatest American crime film ever made. Gene Hackman stars as Detective Popeye Doyle, who’s muscling minor hoods in NYC (the "You ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?" scene is still a classic) when he catches the trail of a huge shipment of French heroin. With partner Roy Scheider, Hackman dogs drug-kingpin Fernando Rey through the concrete jungle - highlighted by a brain-jangling car chase that still hasn’t been topped.

1973, 20th Century Fox, 103 min, USA, Dir: Philip D’Antoni

Roy Scheider stars as Buddy Manucci, a maverick cop who goes to war against kidnapper Vito Lucia (Tony Lo Bianco) in this New York action classic. Director D’Antoni, a producer on BULLITT and THE FRENCH CONNECTION, adds another classic car chase to his resume with a riveting midpoint action sequence in which Scheider flies through the streets of Manhattan and New Jersey in his 1973 Pontiac Ventura. Adapted from a story by Sonny Grosso, the real cop Scheider played in THE FRENCH CONNECTION.

Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Mar 28, 2020 • 7:30pm