Fort Apache, the Bronx
Murphy is an honest policeman whose beat is the dangerous South Bronx. He performs his job well and treats people with dignity in the the drug and gang infested neighborhood. But Murphy's superior officers maintain a policy of brutality in dealing with the locals. After he sees a fellow officer murder a suspect, Murphy is ordered to ignore the incident, but he refuses, making him a paraiah in the force.
Paul Newman, Ed Asner, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello, Rachel Ticotin, Pam Grier, Kathleen Beller, Tito Goya, Miguel Pinero, Jaime Tirelli, Lance William Guecia, Rony Clanton, Clifford David, Sully Boyar, Michael Higgins, Rik Colitti, Irving Metzman, Frank Adu, John Aquino, Norman Matlock, John Ring, Tony DiBenedetto, Terence Brady, Randy Jurgenson, Marvin Cohen, Paul Gleason, Reynaldo Medina, Daryl Edwards, Donald Petrie, Thomas Carlin, Frederick Allen, Dominic Chianese, Kim Delgado, Dadi Pinero, Cleavant Derricks, Santos Morales, Ruth Last, Jose Rabelo, Gilbert Lewis, Lisa Loomer, Gloria Irizarry, Manuel Santiago, Joaquin LaHabana, Fred Strother