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Popeye Doyle (film)

Popeye Doyle is an American 1986 television film starring Ed O'Neill.[2]

Popeye Doyle
  • Mystery
  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Thriller
Written by Richard Di Lello[1]
Directed by Peter Levin
Theme music composer Brad Fiedel[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
  • Richard Di Lello (producer)
  • Robert Singer (executive producer)
Cinematography Reginald H. Morris
Production company(s)
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release September 7, 1986 (1986-09-07)

It was based on the character actor Gene Hackman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in film The French Connection.[2] The character is based on a real-life New York City police detective, Eddie Egan, who also appeared in The French Connection as Walt Simonson, Popeye's supervisor.[3]


New York City police Detective Popeye Doyle investigates case of a murdered model, which leads him on the trail of a gang of terrorists and a drug cartel of international smugglers.


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