Fort Apache, the Bronx

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Fort Apache, the Bronx ★★★ 1981 (R)

A police drama set in the beleaguered South Bronx of NYC, based on the real-life experiences of two former New York cops who served there. Newman is a decent cop who goes against every kind of criminal and crazy and against his superiors in trying to bring law and justice to a downtrodden community. 123m/C VHS, DVD . Paul Newman, Ed Asner, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello, Rachel Ticotin, Pam Grier, Kathleen Beller; D: Daniel Petrie; W: Heywood Gould; C: John Alcott; M: Jonathan Tunick.