Definitions for "The French Connection"
In ice hockey, The French Connection was the nickname of a Buffalo Sabres' forward line consisting of Gilbert Perreault, René Robert, and Richard (Rick) Martin. The line was so named because all three members hail from the French-speaking Canadian province of Québec.
The French Connection was a famous husband-wife aerobatic pair that performed in countless airshows throughout North America for almost 30 years. The pair consisted of Daniel Héligoin, a former French Air Force fighter pilot and aerobatic champion, and Montaine Mallet, an aeronautical engineer and his assistant who later became his wife. Both Daniel and Montaine were French-born; they came to the U.S. from France in 1973 to promote and sell their aerobatic plane, the CAP-10, manufactured by Avions Mudry in France.
The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy is a non-fiction book by Robin Moore about the notorious "French Connection" drug trafficking scheme. It is followed by the book The Setup. The book was adapted to film in 1971 as The French Connection by Ernest Tidyman.