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.
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.
20 September 1973 (France)
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Also Known As:
Wie ein Panther in der Nacht
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The character of Eddie Ryan (Robert Duvall
) is loosely based on real-life NYC cop Eddie Egan
, who was the detective who busted "The French Connection". Egan was fictionalized as Popeye Doyle and played by Gene Hackman
in the movie based on Robin Moore
's book detailing his most famous case, The French Connection
(1971). Some display ads for Badge 373
(1973) ran with the tagline: "Based on the exploits of Eddie Egan--the cop with French Connections". 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