They tried to do another sequel to THE FRENCH CONNECTION and failed with BADGE 373. Was it because they had different actors, different screenwriters, different directors, and different studios? Could be. Both FRENCH CONNECTION movies were made at Fox with Hackman, and the first one took
four Oscars. BADGE 373 takes the cake for boredom. Duvall is an angry cop similar to the Kirk Douglas role in DETECTIVE STORY, except that Duvall is a foul-mouthed, pot-bellied bigot, raiding illegally, double-crossing friend and foe alike. He's a sociopath who hates Puerto Ricans, which, in New
York, can limit your acquaintances. His character is supposedly patterned after the rea...