The Famous Car Chase Scene from The French Connection Was Shot Illegally on the Streets of Brooklyn

So it turns out that this famous car/train chase scene from Best Picture award-winning film The French Connection

… was shot completely illegally on the streets of Brooklyn without permits, coordination, or planning. Watch this short video showing director William Friedkin talking about shooting the gripping car chase scene through 26 blocks at 90mph.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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