Broken Badges (1990)

A weird TV pilot, with Miguel Ferrer - Albert the Bastard from Twin Peaks - as a pony tailed Cajun cop who loses his prisoner in New Orleans and seams to be playing the Coogan's Bluff/Beverly Hills Cop game before the script skews into a variant on The Dirty Dozen and M*A*S*H as Ferrer teams up with a gang of cops nymphomaniac leather freak Eileen Davidson, a forensic schizophrenic who fantasises that he's a Texas Ranger, and the mad ventriloquist from Soap who have been ruled psychologically unfit for duty. Impossible to take as a serious cop drama, but fitfully amusing as a crazy comedy.
KIM NEWMAN

First Published In: Empire (issue unknown).


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