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 experiences of Real life former NYPD Detectives Thomas Mulhearn
and Pete Tessitore served as inspiration for the original screenplay. 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
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
[Murphy and Isabella are playing the game of you-tell-me-about-me while on their first date. Murphy starts telling Isabella about herself
Poor family, you're the oldest. You've got a lot of brothers and sisters. You got a brother in the joint. Your mother's sick. You got a scholarship to nursing school and you did real good, but you can't get a job anywhere but here. How'm I doin'?
I don't know yet.
Smoke a little reefer, fool around a little bit, you wanna get married but the ...
Referenced in Indie Sex: Censored
"The Blue Side"
Written by David Lasley
(uncredited) and Allee Willis
Performed by Crystal Gayle
Courtesy of CBS Records
(P) 1979 CBS Records See more