The title of this film comes from an actual police station in the most dilapidated area of the present-day disaster area known as the Bronx. Murphy (Paul Newman), a good cop trying to do his duty in this rough environment, is shown making the rounds on his beat in episodic
fashion--talking a drag queen out of committing suicide, protecting a killer prostitute from her murderous pimp, delivering a baby, and disarming a psychopath by making grotesque faces and acting equally crazy. Besides these unenviable chores, he argues with his superiors for more tolerant
procedures with civilians. When he learns that one of his number (Danny Aiello) has killed a street kid, he ...