This Friedkin film was pretty fun to watch on this cloudy, dreary day. Gene Hackman was fantasatic as 'Popeye' the lead detective. The collateral damage in this movie (including killing his superior) added an exquisite touch. The (obligitory) car chase scene praise is definitely worthy. Good thing he missed that mother and child. Although there is plenty of violence to keep people into that sort of stuff entertained. Right from the get-go, with the french cop getting blasted in the FACE, this movie is charged and nasty.
This movie went great with some french-pressed, dark roasted coffee as well.