After his suspension for the shooting death of drug runner, a New York City cop vows to keep the streets clean, any way he can.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Ryan
Sweet William
Eddie Egan ...
Felipe Luciano ...
Ruben Garcia
Tina Cristiani ...
Mrs. Caputo
Marina Durell ...
Rita Garcia
Chico Martínez ...
Frankie Diaz (as Chico Martinez)
Jose Duvall ...
Ferrer (as Jose Duval)
Louis Cosentino ...
GiGi Caputo
Nubia Olivero ...
Mrs. Diaz
Sam Schacht ...
Assistant D.A.
Edward F. Carey ...
The Commissioner
'Big' Lee ...
Junkie in Casino


After his suspension for the shooting death of drug runner, a New York City cop vows to keep the streets clean, any way he can.

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A gun in his sock, a tire iron in his belt, and no badge. The story of Eddie. The best ex-cop in the business.


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

20 September 1973 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Wie ein Panther in der Nacht  »

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Pete Hamill: The film's screenwriter as a reporter. See more »


In one scene, there's a New York Police Department car(Car #1097) with a New York State passenger vehicle license plate on the front bumper. New York City police cars only have their own license plates identifying the car number, and only on the back. In fact few police departments in New York State use state plates for their cars, and those that do only use Police license plates. See more »

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So bad - its the best!
13 November 1999 | by (Canberra Australia) – See all my reviews

At some stage during the movie, all cop "on the edge" dramas have to have the obligatory 'give me your badge and your gun' scene. - When Badge 373 started with this, I just knew I was in for a good time. Duvall is magnificent as Eddie Ryan - cop on a mission - and from the "Chocolate covered speedway" remark to the bus chase - he is simply the epitome of "TOUGH COP".

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