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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

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Austin Stoker Austin Stoker
Ethan Bishop
Darwin Joston Darwin Joston
Napoleon Wilson
Martin West Martin West
Lawson
Tony Burton Tony Burton
Wells
Charles Cyphers Charles Cyphers
Starker
Nancy Kyes Nancy Kyes
Julie
Peter Bruni Peter Bruni
Ice Cream Man


Written by
John Carpenter John Carpenter
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Brilliant action thriller

13 years, 3 months ago at Jul 5 10:38
2 votes
"There are no heroes anymore, Bishop. Just men who follow orders."

Director John Carpenter is distinguished for classic genre-defining films such as The Thing and Halloween. It's little known that in 1976 Carpenter directed Assault on Precinct 13: this taut, fast-paced, thoroughly riveting low-budget action film. The aptitude of Carpenter's film is the way he cleverly takes inspirat... read more

A classic

8 years, 11 months ago at Nov 4 10:21
2 votes
Since I have seen every single major movie directed by John Carpenter ('The Thing', 'Escape from New York', 'The Fog', 'Halloween') except this one, I just had to watch it really bad. Eventually, it took me a very long time to finally get my hands on it. Unfortunately, something quite dreadful happened under way. Indeed, even though I finally managed to secure a DVD while vacationing in France, wh... read more

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2 years, 8 months ago at Feb 13 18:19
2 votes
Aside from the slow-paced exposition built during the first thirty minutes, an armed gang and a prison van converge at the titular police precinct, enabling the nail-biting action to unfold at a sustained yet breakneck pace. With grimy indoor and outdoor scenery, suspense-driven interplay and ever-looming threat elevating the dark atmosphere, the film's taut plot resembles the "outnumbered siege" ... read more
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The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Release date: 5 November 1976
UPC: 014381416121
Tags: Action (20), Thriller (14), 1976 (12), Drama (11), Crime (9), Siege (8), Gangs (7), 1970s (7), Violence (5), Survival (5), Cops (5), Awesome Soundtrack (4), John Carpenter (4), Mystery (4), Gunfights (4), Shoot-out (3), (3), Gang Warfare (3), Police (3), Dark (3)
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