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?
While handing out daily assignments for plainclothes duty, the roll call sergeant mentions the names of the two real-life police officers whose work the film is based on, "Mulhearn and Tessitore" (Thomas Mulhearn
and Pete Tessitore
). See more
Credits typo: In the closing credits, Frederick Allan, who played Corelli's brother, is credited as Corelli's bother. See more
[after Murphy failed to shoot down a purse snatcher who outran him
You'll catch a heart attack before you catch a nigger, Tarzan.
What's his problem?
He thinks I'm a liberal.
Written by David Brown
(uncredited), C. Reyes (uncredited) and Rico Reyes (uncredited)
Performed by Santana
Courtesy of CBS Records
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