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French Connection 2 (Episode 48) - Hot Date with Dan and Vicky

Hot Date

Release Date: 03/31/2017

John Frankenheimer took over directing duties from William Friedkin for the sequel to the Oscar-winning 1971 film The French Connection.  He got a reluctant Gene Hackman to return to star as New York City police officer Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle as well as Spanish actor Fernando Rey, the French connection himself.  Shooting took place entirely in Marseilles, France.  

Dan and Vicky cover this prestige sequel from the seventies, comparing it to the original and discussing how the location switch from New York to France hurts and helps the film.  They also discuss Dan's side project of going back into the vault and cleaning up older Hot Date podcasts as well as lots of recently seen.  Vicky gives her thoughts on The Lego Batman Movie, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Edge of Seventeen and the TV shows The Fall and Iron Fist.  Dan checks in with The Last of Sheila, The Wicker Tree, Deathgasm, and the new films Raw and Kong: Skull Island.  And there's some harsh words from both our hosts for Amy Schumer's Leather Special on Netflix.

With some groovy seventies music on the soundtrack and lots of heroin talk, you'll get addicted to Hot Date 48: French Connection 2.  Leave us some feedback or a star rating.