My first time watching this was shortly after being assigned to the 42 Precinct in the Bronx as a rookie. It was pointed out to me that many of the scenes, including the scenes taking place with outside shots of the station house, were filmed in the 42 Precinct. My VHS tape made the rounds of my fellow rookies and never made it back to me. I finally bought DVD copy. It arrived this morning and me and the lady watched it tonight.
It was just as good as I remembered. This is how a cop movie should be, characters instead of bullets, story instead of mindless action.
Of course, I was told numerous times by my son, who was not watching the movie with us, to stop pointing out the locations that I knew... sorry, couldn't help myself ;)
Paul Newman was awesome BTW ;)