Fort Apache, the Bronx

Fort Apache, the Bronx

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Director: Daniel Petrie Sr., Paul Newman, Ed Asner, Ken Wahl

Cast: Daniel Petrie Sr., Paul Newman, Ed Asner, Ken Wahl

     
 

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Paul Newman stars as an essentially decent cop patrolling that decimated, drug-and-gang-ridden borough known on the city maps as the Bronx, but known to its denizens as "Fort Apache." While Newman tries to hold on to his basic humanity and to treat even the sorriest of the people on his beat with dignity, he can't do much to convince his superiors that blind brutality

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Paul Newman stars as an essentially decent cop patrolling that decimated, drug-and-gang-ridden borough known on the city maps as the Bronx, but known to its denizens as "Fort Apache." While Newman tries to hold on to his basic humanity and to treat even the sorriest of the people on his beat with dignity, he can't do much to convince his superiors that blind brutality is not the answer to social blight. When he witnesses fellow-cop Danny Aiello cold-bloodedly murdering a crime suspect, Newman is advised to sweep the whole incident under the rug. He refuses to do so, and as a result becomes "persona non grata" to his former friends on the force. Ed Asner co-stars as the beleaguered captain who has given up trying to treat his job as anything but a necessary evil, while Rachel Ticotin is Newman's love interest.

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Leading men and serious actors like Jack Nicholson and James Caan took career nosedives as adult roles evaporated in the youth-dominated cinema of the late '70s and early '80s, but classics like Paul Newman just kept soldiering on. Here the cool hand plays a beat cop patrolling a South Bronx wasteland of crushing poverty, drugs, and crime. How does a man keep his head about him when all around him people are losing theirs? Newman adroitly answers the question in this flinty but otherwise forgettable character study, with Ken Wahl and Ed Asner providing effective contrast as Newman's young partner and no-nonsense precinct captain. Fort Apache was filmed on location to good effect; unfortunately, the foxy Pam Grier is wasted as a murderous prostitute.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/2010
UPC:
0883929117468
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:00:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Murphy
Ed Asner Connolly
Ken Wahl Corelli
Danny Aiello Morgan
Rachel Ticotin Isabella
Pam Grier Charlotte
Kathleen Beller Theresa
Miguel Pinero Hernando
Jaime Tirelli Jose
Lance William Guecia Track Star
Rony Clanton Pimp
Clifford David Dacey
Sully Boyar Dugan
Erik Estrada Actor
Norman Matlock Lincoln
Dadi Pinero Actor
Fred Strother Hospital Buyer
Raynaldo Medina Detective
Jose Rabelo Girl's Uncle
Sandi Franklin Hooker
Tito Goya Jumper/Detective
Michael Higgins Hefferman
Rik Colitti Pantuzzi
Irving Metzman Applebaum
Frank Adu Clendennon
John Aquino Finley
John Ring Donohue
Tony di Benedetto Moran
Marvin Cohen Cop at Bar
Paul Gleason Detective
Donald Petrie White Rookie
Thomas A. Carlin Man with Flat Tire
Frederick Allen Corelli's Brother
Dominic Chianese Corelli's Father
Kim Delgado Suspect #1
Cleavant Derricks Suspect
Santos Morales Girl's Father
Gilbert Lewis Mob Leader
Gloria Irizarry Drug Dealer
Manuel Santiago Intern
Sylvia "Kuumba" Williams Bartender
Randy Jurgensen Cop at Bar
Darryl Edwards Black Rookie

Technical Credits
Daniel Petrie Director
John Alcott Cinematographer
John Boxer Costumes/Costume Designer
Gil Champion Producer
Ben Edwards Production Designer
Tom Fiorello Producer
Heywood Gould Screenwriter
Alex Hapsas Asst. Director
Jack C. Jacobsen Sound/Sound Designer
Steve James Stunts
Christopher Nowak Art Director
Martin Richards Producer
Rita Roland Editor
David Susskind Executive Producer
Jonathan Tunick Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fort Apache: The Bronx
1. Main Title [4:25]
2. Open Season [4:23]
3. Saving the Day [4:08]
4. A Chase [2:04]
5. The New Captain [4:43]
6. Dress for Success [3:56]
7. Ft. Apache [2:14]
8. Bambino [5:29]
9. Date Night [15:02]
10. She Strikes Again [2:45]
11. The Mornings After [1:57]
12. Captain Says [3:35]
13. Where There's Smoke [6:58]
14. Riot [7:00]
15. A Family Affair [1:15]
16. Pushed Over the Edge [5:01]
17. It's All Sinking In [:43]
18. "The Man Don't Feel Like Talking Right Now" [2:06]
19. Tension [:32]
20. Snake Bite [3:30]
21. "You Shut the Fuck Up!" [4:00]
22. "It Just Ain't Worth It" [3:12]
23. TLC [8:18]
24. Crash [4:36]
25. Hostage [1:44]
26. Tragedy [5:51]
27. Final Conflict [2:19]
28. End of the Line [5:20]

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Fort Apache, the Bronx 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paul Newman wearing 1980's NYPD blue...not too shabby. The story is a well paced, gritty cop drama that side steps the usual Hollywood treatment of the good cop in the bad city, in this case the South Bronx (the film drew heat for it's realistic locations and hellhole depiction of the area). This is straight forwarded NY story telling. Ken Wahl is solid as Newman's cop partner and Pam Grier and Miguel Pinero have a couple memorable scenes.