Fort Apache the Bronx

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Daniel Petrie
Production: Live Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

The sisters called it in.

That's sector Adam,

Boyd and Williams.

Don't move it.

Bust it. All right?

We gotta let 'em know they leave

the church and the grounds alone.

Track star on Brockton.

This is a skinny dude

with felony shoes...

and a World War I pilot's cap.

Right? Snatching purses

from the welfare ladies.

Now, as you probably know,

Captain Dugan is retiring.

He's been replaced

by Captain Dennis Connolly.

We were gonna throw

Captain Dugan a racket...

but with the different tours

it didn't work.

So we set up a collection

to buy him a present.

Any of you wanna contribute,

there's a kitty on the sergeant's desk.

Knock it off.

You're dismissed.

She never, ever went.

- I did so!

- You did not!

The neighborhood will be full of stars

with all these TV cameras around.

People will be blowing each other away

just to get on the news.

You see a lot of fires

'cause they look real good on the tube.

- A cop killing is a media event.

- Big deal.

Put a black border around his picture

and give him an inspector's funeral.

And people sending your ex-wife money

from all over the country.

She'd like that.

Meanwhile, there ain't a chance

of making a collar on this...

with all these hooples around here.

Look on the bright side, though.

We get our names in the papers, right?

We can be real serious on TV.

With your good looks maybe you'll get

to ball an anchor lady.

Yeah? Ah, not with my luck.

If it was raining anchor ladies,

I'd get hit with Walter Cronkite.

I'm going to fly!

I want to fly! Mira.

I don't want my blood to splatter

all over you, my people.

I know you're gonna miss me!

Anybody know this guy?

I do. He's my roommate,

and I hope he breaks his stupid neck.

Come on, Raquel.

Don't you wanna kiss and make up?

Hell, no!

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Heywood Gould

Heywood Gould is an American screenwriter, journalist, novelist and film director. He has penned screenplays for such films as Rolling Thunder, The Boys from Brazil, Fort Apache the Bronx, Streets of Gold, Cocktail and directed such films as One Good Cop, Trial by Jury, Mistrial and Double Bang. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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