The experiences of real life former NYPD Detectives Thomas Mulhearn
and Pete Tessitore
served as inspiration for the original screenplay by Heywood Gould
. It is reported that Paul Newman
spent some time with Mr. Mulhearn, getting into character for Officer Murphy. Thomas and Pete, along with other ex-cops helped add to the authenticity of the experiences documented in "Fort Apache the Bronx". See more
Credits typo: In the closing credits, Frederick Allan, who played Corelli's brother, is credited as Corelli's bother. See more
Your Precinct has the worst absentee record in the city, the most disability claims, the highest percentage of men on sick call, the least convictions per arrest, and you want me to believe there are no men on the take!
So they toss a numbers runner for a couple of dollars, turn a pimp upside down for a little loose change, there's nobody getting rich up here.
There's nobody doing anything up here that I can see, these men aren't motivated
Motivated ? This is Siberia, Connolly. 65% of the men ...
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
Performed by Hank Williams Jr.
Courtesy of Elektra Records and Curb Productions
(P) 1980 Elektra Records See more