People are moving back -- more than 5, since -- and the Longwood and Hunts Point sections are among the fastest growing in the Bronx.
Robert Nieves, 36, sees himself as part of that change even if, as a former gang member, he was among the reasons why the precinct earned its reputation. He said the danger was always overrated, though it was hard to believe as he explained the other day how to make a zip gun, the homemade rifle which often backfired in the faces of gang members. Nieves, who last year opened a grocery on Freeman Street, just outside the precinct's boundaries.
You could sleep on the fire escape. Now they would steal it out from under you. Still there are some, especially on the police force, who will miss Fort Apache, both the building and what it stood for.
Serving there was a badge of honor, which is why Officer Manuel Galarza can earn extra money making wooden plaques at home with wood-burnt images of the precinct. Robert Kippel, who trains rookies, makes a point of showing new recruits the movie, even though he admits that it does not really represent today's South Bronx.
That was my favorite movie. And here I am now.
OVER THIRTY YEARS AFTER its publication, Fort Apache: New York's Most Violent Precinct remains the definitive account of the vicious cycle of violence that . Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Tom Walker is a fourth-generation police officer. In , he published the gripping Fort Apache: New York's Most Violent.
Hankins, the retired officer, believes the area is stuck with the name, no matter how much life has changed. And as the director of the Fort Apache Youth Center, founded in on Fox Street to train young boxers, he hopes for his young fighters' sake the name never goes away. Please upgrade your browser.
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Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Paul Newman Murphy Edward Asner Connolly Ken Wahl Corelli Danny Aiello Morgan Rachel Ticotin Isabella Pam Grier Charlotte Kathleen Beller Theresa Tito Goya Hernando Jaime Tirelli Jose Lance Guecia Pimp as Ronnie Clanton Clifford David Dacey Sully Boyar Dugan Michael Higgins Language: English. Runtime: min. Sound Mix: Mono. Color: Color. Edit Did You Know? Trivia While handing out daily assignments for plainclothes duty, the roll call sergeant mentions the names of the two real-life police officers whose work the film is based on, "Mulhearn and Tessitore" Thomas Mulhearn and Pete Tessitore.
Goofs When Murphy and Corelli take off after the purse snatcher, a shot from inside their vehicle, looking through the windshield, reveals that the rear-view mirror has been removed. In the next shot, from outside the car, the rear-view mirror is in its proper place. Quotes Morgan : Hey Murph, what do you think of that son of a bitch, huh? Captain Connolly. That clown they dress up as a cop.
That fuckin' banana. I mean, who does he think he's playin' with, some chickenshit rookie? I've been on the job too long, you know what I mean? Yeah, they might get me for coopin'. Or for scorin' a little nookie on the side. Or, maybe even shakin' down a bodega. I never said I was the smartest guy in the world, but when he comes up with this phony witness shit Alternate Versions NBC edited 29 minutes from this film for its network television premiere.
Add the first question. User Reviews Bleak but rewarding Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Edit page. Clear your history. IMDb Everywhere. Follow IMDb on. DPReview Digital Photography. Audible Download Audio Books. Friedman was free to go. But it was very, very close.
When he left the force in , he became the most decorated detective in the NYPD history. Along with his 2, arrests, he assisted on more than 5, He made more than arrests while off-duty and was involved in 15 gun battles, shooting eight criminals and killing four. He collected NYPD awards and 40 civilian honors. In his book, Friedman reflects on the bygone era, which could be both frustrating and freewheeling. It was a different era of policing. He was sworn in as a cop at age 21 on Feb. The neighborhood was something of an amusement park for depraved criminals.
Shootings, robberies and arson were daily fare, and drug dealing could have been considered the official sport of the burned-out hood. I loved it. While driving home with a date, he heard two gunshots, and two guys fell on the hood of his car at th Street and First Avenue. One had been stabbed and the other had been shot and stabbed.
Friedman drew his weapon and wrestled them to the ground. It unfolded one Friday night in , when Friedman and his partner netted an arrest, keeping them late at work. He had to cancel a hot date with a woman he was seeing at the time. She had invited him to her apartment, where she had promised to cook dinner and suggested dessert was definitely on the menu.
After the arrest spoiled his plans, he phoned to cancel, and she was annoyed. Friedman promised to make it up to her and rescheduled for the coming Wednesday. Three days later, he was stopped in his precinct house by two detectives from the intelligence division. An informant got wind of the twisted murder plot and alerted police.