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?
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
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
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.
References Tomorrow Coast to Coast
It's Time to Party Now
Written by Ray Parker Jr.
Performed by Ray Parker Jr.
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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