DIE HARD / FRENCH CONNECTION

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Showings

Castro Theatre Fri, Dec 20 5:00 PM
Castro Theatre Fri, Dec 20 7:00 PM

Description

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 *Double Feature* DIE HARD 7:00 Bruce Willis is John McClane, an off-duty NYC cop who cracks wise as he battles German terrorists holding a holiday party for ransom atop a LA skyscraper. As far as high-rise action/disaster movies go, this one delivers the goods in an explosive fashion thanks to crack mayhem maven John McTiernan. Four sequels and many imitators followed but the original still stands tall. Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, and Bonnie Bedelia co-star. (1988, 131 min, DCP ‘Scope) + THE FRENCH CONNECTION 5:00, 9:25 William Friedkin’s fictionalized account of New York City’s biggest drug bust stars Gene Hackman as ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a relentless, obsessed cop closing in on the suave, notorious heroin smuggler Alain Charnier. A crucial component in establishing the template of 1970s police procedurals, the film won 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Director, and Hackman for Actor. Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey co-star. (1971, 104 min, DCP)