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]
See more »
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". See more
In the last scene, you can see the (non-extra) locals being held back in the background to give the illusion of a deserted area. See more
Any information from the street so far?
Are you kidding? Any place else a guy sees a cop get killed, he runs to the phone, here the doors close. Right now there could be five people who know who did this, in a few hours maybe ten maybe more but not us. Up here Captain, cops are like husbands, they're always the last to know.
"It's Time to Party Now"
Written by Ray Parker Jr.
Performed by Ray Parker Jr.
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
(P) 1980 Arista Records, Inc. See more