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?
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
[Murphy has decided to turn in two of his fellow officers, and also resign from the force. He tosses his badge on Connolly's desk
What does it look like? It's funny, my last official act is being a stoolie.
[Connolly doesn't want Murphy to quit
You're a good cop, Murphy. But I don't think you'd be much good at anything else.
I'm gonna run for president. What do you care?
The Blue Side
Written by David Lasley
(uncredited) and Allee Willis
Performed by Crystal Gayle
Courtesy of CBS Records
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