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New York movies: Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
New York movies: Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

Fort Apache the Bronx (1981), starring Paul Newman (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Fort Apache the Bronx, starring Paul Newman; No. 78 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

By David Fear
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Subversively, this police thriller is actually a lurid NYC Western that recasts the cops as the cavalry fighting in “a hostile territory.” (The producers later added an apologetic disclaimer.) But seen today, this Paul Newman vehicle offers a period-piece Polaroid of a borough that was struggling to shake off its reputation as a crime-ridden cesspool.—David Fear

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