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?
During production residents of the Bronx protested the film claiming it would show show only the Bronx badly and ignore the good qualities. Moreover, local Bronx community groups also allegedly threatened to sue the production because of the way the picture was going to depict the Bronx and its ethnic minorities such as African Americans and Puerto Ricans. Because of this, the picture starts with disclaimer a in the prologue and script changes to the screenplay were made. 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
[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.
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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