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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)
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Pimp (as Ronnie Clanton)
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Dacey
Sully Boyar ...
Dugan
Michael Higgins ...
Heffernan
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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 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 »

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Crime | Drama

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6 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Apacserőd Bronxban  »

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$29,200,000 (USA)
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The name of the division that the police worked out of was New York's 41st Precinct in the South Bronx. The name of it's police station headquarters was Precinct Station House 41. It is stated in the film's storyline to be not a precinct house but rather a fort in hostile territory, hence the nickname "Fort Apache" of the film's title, an allusion and reference to the famous Fort Apache of the old American West, itself previously the title of a famous John Wayne movie [See: Fort Apache (1948)]. See more »

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Credits typo: In the closing credits, Frederick Allan, who played Corelli's brother, is credited as Corelli's bother. See more »

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Corelli: What? You mean you're gonna leave me alone up here in the garden spot of the Western world?
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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It's Time to Party Now
Written by Ray Parker Jr. (uncredited)
Performed by Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
(P) 1980 Arista Records, Inc.
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Some trivia: Based on the real experiences of Thomas Mulhearn & Paul Tessitore
20 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those who didn't know.... This movie was based on the real life experiences of Thomas Mulhearn and Paul Tessitore who are pictured in some of the stills. Murphy (Paul Newman's Character)was inspired by Tom Mulhearn, he is my sister's dad, and he's a pretty interesting guy. I've heard all kinds of funny stories from my mom whom we will refer to as "V", talking about how Rachel Ticotin stole her role (which she claims is based on her given the fact that she's Puerto Rican and that she was with Tom during the writing of the screenplay). Its true that the story behind the drama is always the most interesting.

The point of this is... to let you guys know.. that the stuff in that movie, isn't even half of what i've heard really happened, and that those guys it was based on deserve props for being some of New York's Finest. I've heard that, it was a pretty tough neighborhood back then. Tom (part of the inspiration) is alive and well with a beautiful family to speak of. I'm not sure what happened to paul.


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