After the news of a US remake of the BBC hit, LIFE ON MARS, I decided to find the old series and watch the entire run ( I realized that I had only seen 3 episodes) . I did, and It kicks ass... (up until the end) That would be obsession #1.
This is what I get for not watching all of the classic films that I'm 'sposta. If I had seen this I would already have known that this scene from THE FRENCH CONNECTION is the one that they mirror in LIFE ON MARS when GENE and SAM go in to investigate the gambling club. They use this same song as a tribute to this movie as well.