From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. The story follows officer Murphy, who seems to be a tuff cynic, but in truth he's a moralist with a sense for justice. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
No Cowboys, No Indians, No Cavalry To The Rescue, Only A Cop.
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Did You Know?
's character "Isabella" was partly inspired Thomas Mulhearn
's long-time Puerto-Rican/Cuban girlfriend Venus Castano. She worked in a medical office and lived in situations similar to "Isabella" at the time of writing and production. Venus Castano actually auditioned for the role despite the personal connection to the character. Though, she wasn't cast, she appeared as an extra in several scenes, along with Thomas Mulhearn and their daughter Elizabeth. See more
Obvious dummy when Murphy and Corelli prevent the transvestite from leaping off the roof. See more
[Murphy and Isabella are playing the game of you-tell-me-about-me while on their first date. Murphy starts telling Isabella about herself
Poor family, you're the oldest. You've got a lot of brothers and sisters. You got a brother in the joint. Your mother's sick. You got a scholarship to nursing school and you did real good, but you can't get a job anywhere but here. How'm I doin'?
I don't know yet.
Smoke a little reefer, fool around a little bit, you wanna get married but the ...
Written by David Brown
(uncredited), C. Reyes (uncredited) and Rico Reyes (uncredited)
Performed by Santana
Courtesy of CBS Records
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