Fort Apache, the Bronx
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A realistic, colorful and always interesting study of a veteran police office (Newman) and his a rookie partner (Wahl) patrolling the rough streets of the South Bronx. Asner is memorable as their gung-ho new commander."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"A cliched but thoroughly watchable cop movie, thanks to Newman's acting chops."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"Overlooked hard-boiled cop story."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Fort Apache, the Bronx portrays the men in blue as neither Galahads nor roughnecks but as ordinary human beings who try to cope in a pressure-cooker."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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