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The French Connection | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  The French Connection  104 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [William Friedkin]  [09 Oct 1971]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%, Metacritic 96/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 5 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 10 nominations.
Actors:  Fernando Rey, Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco
Plot:  A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Writer:  Ernest Tidyman (screenplay by), Robin Moore (based on the book by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Boys in the Band | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  The Boys in the Band  118 min,  R,  [Drama]  [William Friedkin]  [17 Mar 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  Cliff Gorman, Frederick Combs, Kenneth Nelson, Laurence Luckinbill, Leonard Frey, Peter White
Plot:  Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.
Writer:  Mart Crowley (play), Mart Crowley (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
12 Angry Men | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  12 Angry Men  117 min,  PG-13,  [Crime, Drama]  [William Friedkin]  [17 Aug 1997]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 22 nominations.
Actors:  Armin Mueller-Stahl, Courtney B. Vance, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn, Jack Lemmon, Ossie Davis
Plot:  Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.
Writer:  Reginald Rose (teleplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
To Live and Die in L.A. | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 82%  To Live and Die in L.A.  116 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [William Friedkin]  [01 Nov 1985]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 91%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins.
Actors:  Debra Feuer, John Pankow, Willem Dafoe, William Petersen
Plot:  A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Writer:  Gerald Petievich (novel), William Friedkin (screenplay), Gerald Petievich (screenplay)
Language:  English, Arabic, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Exorcist | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 82%  The Exorcist  122 min,  R,  [Horror]  [William Friedkin]  [26 Dec 1973]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, Metacritic 82/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 17 nominations.
Actors:  Ellen Burstyn, Kitty Winn, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow
Plot:  When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Writer:  William Peter Blatty (written for the screen by), William Peter Blatty (novel)
Language:  English, Latin, Greek, French, German, Arabic, Kurdish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sorcerer | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Sorcerer  121 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Drama, Thriller]  [William Friedkin]  [24 Jun 1977]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, Metacritic 68/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  Amidou, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Roy Scheider
Plot:  Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.
Writer:  Walon Green (screenplay), Georges Arnaud (novel)
Language:  English, Spanish, French, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Killer Joe | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Killer Joe  102 min,  R,  [Crime, Drama, Thriller]  [William Friedkin]  [29 Jun 2012]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 79%, Metacritic 62/100, External Reviews
Awards:  9 wins & 20 nominations.
Actors:  Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Matthew McConaughey, Thomas Haden Church
Plot:  When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Writer:  Tracy Letts (screenplay), Tracy Letts (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Birthday Party | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  The Birthday Party  123 min,  G,  [Drama, Mystery, Thriller]  [William Friedkin]  [09 Dec 1968]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Dandy Nichols, Patrick Magee, Robert Shaw, Sydney Tafler
Plot:  The down-at-heel lodger in a seaside boarding house is menaced by two mysterious strangers, who eventually take him away.
Writer:  Harold Pinter (play), Harold Pinter (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Rampage | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Rampage  97 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller]  [William Friedkin]  [30 Oct 1992]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 67%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Alex McArthur, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Michael Biehn, Nicholas Campbell
Plot:  Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again.
Writer:  William P. Wood (novel), William Friedkin (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Brink's Job | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  The Brink's Job  104 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Crime, Drama]  [William Friedkin]  [08 Dec 1978]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Allen Garfield, Peter Boyle, Peter Falk, Warren Oates
Plot:  Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.
Writer:  Noel Behn (book), Walon Green
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Night They Raided Minsky's | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  The Night They Raided Minsky's  99 min,  PG-13,  [Comedy]  [William Friedkin]  [09 May 1969]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Britt Ekland, Forrest Tucker, Jason Robards, Norman Wisdom
Plot:  A naive Amish young woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.
Writer:  Arnold Schulman (screenplay), Sidney Michaels (screenplay), Norman Lear (screenplay), Rowland Barber (book)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Cruising | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 57%  Cruising  102 min,  R,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [William Friedkin]  [15 Feb 1980]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 50%, External Reviews
Awards:  5 nominations.
Actors:  Al Pacino, Karen Allen, Paul Sorvino, Richard Cox
Plot:  A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.
Writer:  William Friedkin, Gerald Walker (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  West Germany, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Blue Chips | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 49%  Blue Chips  108 min,  PG-13,  [Drama, Sport]  [William Friedkin]  [18 Feb 1994]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 37%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Ed O'Neill, J.T. Walsh, Mary McDonnell, Nick Nolte
Plot:  A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.
Writer:  Ron Shelton
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Rules of Engagement | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 48%  Rules of Engagement  128 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller, War]  [William Friedkin]  [07 Apr 2000]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 36%, Metacritic 45/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones
Plot:  An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country.
Writer:  Jim Webb (story), Stephen Gaghan (screenplay)
Language:  English, Arabic    Country:  UK, Germany, Canada, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Hunted | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 43%  The Hunted  94 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [William Friedkin]  [14 Mar 2003]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 29%, Metacritic 40/100, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Leslie Stefanson, Tommy Lee Jones
Plot:  An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.
Writer:  David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Art Monterastelli
Language:  English, Serbo-Croatian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Guardian | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 37%  The Guardian  92 min,  R,  [Drama, Horror, Mystery]  [William Friedkin]  [27 Apr 1990]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 22%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 nominations.
Actors:  Brad Hall, Carey Lowell, Dwier Brown, Jenny Seagrove
Plot:  A young couple with a newborn baby don't realize that the nanny they hired is a magical nymph who sacrifices infants to an evil tree.
Writer:  Dan Greenburg (novel), Stephen Volk (screenplay), Dan Greenburg (screenplay), William Friedkin (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Jade | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 33%  Jade  95 min,  R,  [Crime, Drama, Thriller]  [William Friedkin]  [13 Oct 1995]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 14%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Chazz Palminteri, David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Richard Crenna
Plot:  A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
Writer:  Joe Eszterhas
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Deal of the Century | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 29%  Deal of the Century  99 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Crime]  [William Friedkin]  [04 Nov 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 4.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 13%, External Reviews
Actors:  Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines, Sigourney Weaver, Vince Edwards
Plot:  A small time arms dealer in South America to sell weapons to the revolutionaries, winds up negotiating the sale of an experimental plane to the nation's dictator.
Writer:  Paul Brickman, Bernard Edelman (book)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Good Times | Movie Details for Director William Friedkin | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 23%  Good Times  91 min,  [Comedy, Musical, Western]  [William Friedkin]  [01 May 1967]
Ratings:  IMDB 4.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 0%, External Reviews
Actors:  Cher, George Sanders, Larry Duran, Norman Alden, Sonny & Cher, Sonny Bono
Plot:  Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.
Writer:  Tony Barrett (screenplay), Nicholas Hyams (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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