'Connection' ranks No. 1 in cop movie poll

Oct. 27, 2008 at 3:23 PM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The 1971 film "The French Connection" ranked No. 1 on the New York Daily News's online reader poll of the best big-screen cop dramas.

The newspaper said 36 percent of voters named the Gene Hackman flick as their favorite cop movie.

"Serpico," starring Al Pacino, ranked No. 2 with 34 percent of the vote, while "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" came in at No. 3 with 20 percent.

"Prince of the City" and "The Naked City" each received 5 percent of the vote, the Daily News said.

The survey was conducted as a new entry in the police drama genre -- "Pride and Glory" -- hit U.S. theaters.

The Daily News didn't say how many people participated in its poll.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kate Gosselin celebrates sextuplets' 11th birthday
Sean Penn and Minka Kelly spotted on dinner date
Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow may become neighbors
Miley Cyrus says she's proud of coming out
Facebook makes surprise change in its logo