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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
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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 a disclaimer in the prologue and script changes to the screenplay were made. See more »
Obvious dummy when Murphy and Corelli prevent the transvestite from leaping off the roof. 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 ...
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NBC edited 29 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »
Pretty good police drama that has Paul Newman as a restless yet devoted veteran patrolman who has to put up with the everyday ordeals in the very bleak, rough urban South Bronx neighborhood as he, his young, self-confident partner (Ken Wahl), and the rest of the unit deal with their new captain (Ed Anser), who is absolutely determined to crack down on crime in the area and winds up igniting a riot with infuriated residents.
Besides the acting which is respectable to say the least, the cinematography marvelous shot by the late John Alcott and Jonathan Tunick's sharp, quirky musical score gives the film much more appeal.
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