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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  6 February 1981 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Connolly
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Corelli
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Morgan
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Isabella
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Theresa
Tito Goya ...
Jumper / Detective
Miguel Pinero ...
Hernando
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Jose
Lance Guecia ...
Track Star (as Lance William Guecia)
Rony Clanton ...
Pimp (as Ronnie Clanton)
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Dacey
Sully Boyar ...
Dugan
Michael Higgins ...
Heffernan
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Storyline

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>

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15 minutes from Manhattan there's a place where even the cops fear to tread. [UK Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apacserőd Bronxban  »

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$29,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

A legal case was fought over the film it being Walker v. Time Life Films, Inc." (784 F.2d 44). See more »

Goofs

In the last scene, you can see the (non-extra) locals being held back in the background to give the illusion of a deserted area. See more »

Quotes

Connolly: 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!
Dugan: 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.
Connolly: There's nobody doing anything up here that I can see, these men aren't motivated
Dugan: Motivated ? This is Siberia, Connolly. 65% of the men ...
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Connections

References Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) See more »

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Guajira
Written by David Brown (uncredited), C. Reyes (uncredited) and Rico Reyes (uncredited)
Performed by Santana
Courtesy of CBS Records
(P) 1971 CBS Records
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Pretty good police drama.
13 July 2002 | by (Sauk City, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Pretty good police drama that has Paul Newman as a restless yet devoted veteran patrolman who has to put up with the everyday ordeals in the very bleak, rough urban South Bronx neighborhood as he, his young, self-confident partner (Ken Wahl), and the rest of the unit deal with their new captain (Ed Anser), who is absolutely determined to crack down on crime in the area and winds up igniting a riot with infuriated residents.

Besides the acting which is respectable to say the least, the cinematography marvelous shot by the late John Alcott and Jonathan Tunick's sharp, quirky musical score gives the film much more appeal.


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