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?
First of two consecutive back-to-back cop movies lensed by cinematographer John Alcott
. The second film was 1982's Vice Squad
(1982). See more
When Murphy and Corelli take off after the purse snatcher, a shot from inside their vehicle, looking through the windshield, reveals that the rear-view mirror has been removed. In the next shot, from outside the car, the rear-view mirror is in its proper place. See more
[walking into the precinct for the first time
Captain Duggan's office?
[points toward the right without looking up
Don't you monitor the people who ask to see the commander, Sergeant? What if I was a lunatic with a gun?
Then you wouldn't be a police officer Captain Connolly. Or would you?
What's your name, Sergeant?
Kicking ass and taking names eh Captain? Well I'm Sergeant Anthony Pantuzzi. I have 22 years on the job and I'm ready to retire tomorrow if I get a hard time from my new commander...
Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier
The Blue Side
Written by David Lasley
(uncredited) and Allee Willis
Performed by Crystal Gayle
Courtesy of CBS Records
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