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Popeye Doyle is a rather obscure sequel to The French Connection and French Connection II. Made for television it was originally intended as a pilot for a television series about the further adventures of New York City Police Detective James "Popeye" Doyle. Written and produced by Richard Di Lello (who went on to write Colors) and with Eddie Egan as technical adviser the series was never purchased. It was released on NBC as a television movie in September of 1986. Ed O'Neill took over the role of Popeye and did good work. He choose to play the character in a lighter vein instead of the heavy and intense portrayal that made Gene Hackman famous. Unfortunately the movie was never released on VHS or DVD. It can be seen occasionally late at night on the Fox Movie Channel. This film was also the first screen role for veteran actor J.K. Simmons, who has a few lines as a uniformed police officer.
The following firearms can be seen in Popeye Doyle:
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Smith & Wesson Model 27
Mossad agent Itan Kellerman (George de la Peña) carries what appears to be be a military issue Model 1911A1 Government complete with the Parkerized finish. "Deli Bandit #2" (Phil Neilson) also carries an M1911A1.
An Uzi Submachine gun is used by Marta Spinoza (Alexandra Innes) who comes after Doyle and Parese. (Alexandra Innes is credited as "Marta Rodriguez," but "Marta Spinoza" is the only "Marta" mentioned in the film.)
Smith & Wesson Model 10
While searching the apartment of a murder victim Doyle (Ed O'Neill) finds a small pistol in a drawer.
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