Fort Apache, the Bronx

Daniel Petrie (director)
Heywood Gould (screenwriter)
Paul Newman, Ed Asner, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980. Revised Draft script for the 1981 film.

Noirish in theme, and based on true-life accounts. Murphy (played by Paul Newman) and Corelli (Ken Wahl) are police officers in the decaying South Bronx region of New York. Together they try to bring peace and justice to their corrupt precinct.

Ethnic minorities play a major role in the film, particularly African Americans and Puerto Ricans, though community groups from the Bronx found their depiction lacking overall.

Orange titled wrappers. Title page present, dated February 22, 1980, with a credit for screenwriter Gould. 154 leaves, with last page of text numbered 141. Mechanical duplication, with pink, blue, yellow, purple, brown, orange, and green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/6/80 and 4/18/80. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, prong bound.

Hardy, BFI Crime Companion.

[Book #143481]