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
Obvious dummy when Murphy and Corelli prevent the transvestite from leaping off the roof. See more
What is this, the gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
As long as there's cop killers around, pal, I'm gonna be ready.
It don't make no difference how many guns you got. You only got two hands.
Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking
Written by David Brown
(uncredited), C. Reyes (uncredited) and Rico Reyes (uncredited)
Performed by Santana
Courtesy of CBS Records
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