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37 Of Film's Best Foot Chases | The French Connection
The French Connection

Released: 1971
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Gene Hackman, Marcel Bozzuffi

Say the words “French Connection chase” and you’ll conjure up images of Gene Hackman driving a seriously beat-up brown Pontiac LeMans through Brooklyn, chasing hit man Pierre Nicoli after he’s highjacked the B train. But before Popeye gets in the car and Pierre gets on the train, there’s a thrilling foot chase that builds up the tension before Hackman starts dodging pram-pushing mothers – and this is it, from his attempted assassination to his frantic badge-waving. For the car chase itself, however, head this way…

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21 Also
The one in Insomnia between Pacino and Robin Williams is a underrated one. More

Posted by LeonardShelby on Saturday November 19, 2011, 10:39

22 Where the hell is Seven?
"Plus, got to leave one out otherwise there'd be nothing to talk about, right?" You don't leave out Seven, that's nearly as bad as if you'd left out Point Break. Shocking!!!! More

Posted by GetToTheChoppa on Saturday November 19, 2011, 09:16

23 Death Sentence?
Where's the chase through the car park from this? Whatever you think about the film (for the record, I think it's pretty good), it's a fantastic sequence. More

Posted by Kev2012 on Saturday November 19, 2011, 07:22

24 Apocalypto
The whole movie is a foot chase! More

Posted by hauntbert on Saturday November 19, 2011, 06:36

25 Bottle Rocket
Surely the scene from Bottle Rocket where Dignan is chased by the cops. With Rollings Stones '2000 Man' it's pretty gripping and emotional. More

Posted by adam.briggs on Saturday November 19, 2011, 05:48

26 Quantum of Solace
So people don't like this one as much because the name is too confusing, or something. But it might be my favorite Bond, and his chase of Mitchell is great. Chase through the sewers all the way through the streets and onto a bell tower? amazing. More

Posted by nKutzler on Saturday November 19, 2011, 02:30

27 Heat
Heat is, of course, a fantastic foot chase but I decided not to put it in because it had too much shooting (see also Lethal Weapon and Gibson vs. Busey) and not enough running and suchlike. Definitely was in our longlist, but was cut out. Sorry about that! As for Se7en, well, Se7en should be in there but honestly I couldn't find my goddamn DVD of it anywhere. Plus, got to leave one out otherwise there'd be nothing to talk about, right? Right? *cough* More

Posted by Ali Plumb on Friday November 18, 2011, 23:37

28 Heat
Heat is, of course, a fantastic foot chase but I decided not to put it in because it had too much shooting (see also Lethal Weapon and Gibson vs. Busey) and not enough running and suchlike. Definitely was in our longlist, but was cut out. Sorry about that! As for Se7en, well, Se7en should be in there but honestly I couldn't find my goddamn DVD of it anywhere. Plus, got to leave one out otherwise there'd be nothing to talk about, right? Right? *cough* More

Posted by Ali Plumb on Friday November 18, 2011, 23:33

29 WHERE IS HEAT???
Long time reader, but never felt the need to comment before. Really like the list, but this is a massive miss. Heat is an iconic chase, and its amazing! Big miss! More

Posted by WHERE_IS_HEAT??????? on Friday November 18, 2011, 22:51

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I was getting ready to exclaim: "Where's Point Break!?", but all is well. Cool article, by the way. More

Posted by Whistler on Friday November 18, 2011, 22:35

31 mario van peebles????
I am pretty sure its Ice T not mario van peeples chasing down Chris 'Crack' Rock at the start of New jack city More

Posted by spankrock83 on Friday November 18, 2011, 22:22

32 Where is In Time
The foot chase between will sayaz and sylvia weiss and timekeeper Leon in in time is one of my favourite More

Posted by adam behan on Friday November 18, 2011, 21:30

33 Where is Se7en?!
The BEST foot chase ever filmed! More

Posted by LeonardShelby on Friday November 18, 2011, 20:56

34 Point Break Foot Chase Correction
It is actually a Ronald Reagan rubber mask that Bodie is wearing during this foot chase... tsk tsk Empire.... "Reagan Smash!!" More

Posted by witters on Friday November 18, 2011, 19:37

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