Elaine: (to Jerry) Because I'm picturing a French Connection kind of thing. You know? Sort of a Popeye Doyle, chase through the city.
The French Connection is a 1971 film about heroin smuggling between France to New York City. Gene Hackman played the role of James "Popeye" Doyle, one of the detectives trying to stop the smuggling. The movie is based on a 1969 book about the actual "French Connection" drug trafficking scheme between Turkey, France, and the US.