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>
15 minutes from Manhattan there's a place where even the cops fear to tread. [UK Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
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
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?
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos!
Performed by Mel Tillis
Courtesy of Elektra Records
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