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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  6 February 1981 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Connolly
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Corelli
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Morgan
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Isabella
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Theresa
Tito Goya ...
Jumper / Detective
Miguel Pinero ...
Hernando
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Jose
Lance Guecia ...
Track Star (as Lance William Guecia)
Rony Clanton ...
Pimp (as Ronnie Clanton)
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Dacey
Sully Boyar ...
Dugan
Michael Higgins ...
Heffernan
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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>

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15 minutes from Manhattan there's a place where even the cops fear to tread. [UK Theatrical] See more »

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Crime | Drama

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6 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apacserőd Bronxban  »

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$29,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The film's opening prologue states: "The picture you are about to see is a portrayal of the lives of two policemen working out of a precinct in the South Bronx, New York. Because the story involves police work it does not deal with the law abiding members of the community nor does it dramatize the efforts of the individuals and groups who are struggling to turn the Bronx around". See more »

Goofs

Credits typo: In the closing credits, Frederick Allan, who played Corelli's brother, is credited as Corelli's bother. See more »

Quotes

Connolly: Your Precinct has the worst absentee record in the city, the most disability claims, the highest percentage of men on sick call, the least convictions per arrest, and you want me to believe there are no men on the take!
Dugan: So they toss a numbers runner for a couple of dollars, turn a pimp upside down for a little loose change, there's nobody getting rich up here.
Connolly: There's nobody doing anything up here that I can see, these men aren't motivated
Dugan: Motivated ? This is Siberia, Connolly. 65% of the men ...
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Featured in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Family Tradition
Written by Hank Williams Jr. (uncredited)
Performed by Hank Williams Jr.
Courtesy of Elektra Records and Curb Productions
(P) 1980 Elektra Records
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"You'll do better walking the beat in Beirut than you will here."

In the war zone of the South Bronx, the police of the 41st Precinct have the worst absentee record in the city, the most disability record claims, the least conviction per arrests, and there's nobody doing anything and the men aren't motivated…

The first petition of the new captain Dennis Connolly (Ed Asner) was to make it clear that there is zero progress on the investigation on the murders of two policemen (killed on the opening of the film by an addicted hooker played nicely by Pam Grier). For the good officer the case must be cleared even if his men have to take extraordinary measures to clear it…

Murphy (Newman) comes from three generations of cops… All his friends are cops… He gets drunk every night… He is essentially honest and he doesn't trust anyone but his partner, Corelli (Ken Wahl). He is attracted to Isabella (Rachel Ticotin) who happens to be a heroin addict…

The film turns dramatic first when a body is discovered after a fire… Death was caused by injuries sustained in a fall… Murphy and his partner witnessed the officer Morgan (Danny Aiello) throwing an innocent kid off the roof… And second when narcotics dealers took a bunch of doctors, nurses and patients hostage…

Paul Newman's performance is vulnerable, masking his sensitivity with arrogance and showing a flash of charm and humor… It is a story of an ordinary cop finding the courage to stand up and be counted… As portrayed by Newman he is touchingly believable…


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