Movies with the best train scenes: No. 2 - chase scene from "French Connection"

In this week leading up to the 84th Academy Awards, CTA Tattler is featuring the top 5 films with the best train or subway scenes. At No. 2 we have the famous car/elevated train chase scene from "The French Connection."

Great Movie Car Chases - The French Connection

This scene is probably one of the most exciting and famous chase scenes ever. In the scene, Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) chases a French drug dealer. Popeye is in a car on a New York street, while the drug dealer is trying to get away via an elevated train above the street.

That would be kind of like a high-speed chase by cops on Wacker Drive chasing the Orange Line. Except they would never get up to the speeds seen in "The French Connection."

The rest of the Top 5 to date:

No. 5: "Kontroll"

No. 4: "Batman Begins" fight scene

No. 3: "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"

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  • Today's nominee is The Polar Express. Stoners probably dig it.

  • You got that right jack!

    And, how about "The Silver Streak" with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder; great crash at the end.

    Also, "The Greatest Show on Earth"

  • Where does "Code Of Silence " rank ?

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