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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  5 November 1976 (USA)
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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.

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Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. Written by Scott McKenna <smckenna@lcb.state.nv.us>

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L.A.'s deadliest street gang just declared war on the cops. See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) was a bigger hit in Britain than America. Largely because British audiences understood and enjoyed the film's similarities to American Westerns, whereas US audiences were too familiar with the Western genre to fully appreciate the movie. See more »

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Kathy is casually shot by a gang member when she wants to get the ice cream cone she ordered. She is shot holding the ice cream cone. When her father goes up to her when she's dead on the ground, the ice cream cone is nowhere near her. See more »

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Leigh: The very least of our problems is that we're out of time.
Wilson: It's an old story with me. I was born out of time.
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intense to say the least
14 July 2004 | by (Chattanooga,Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This is possibly one of Carpenter's best films,with the exception of The thing.It is one of the great siege films of all time.The scene with Kim Richards(escape to witch mountain) is one of my favorites.This movie proves you don't have to have a multimillion dollar budget and big name stars to make a great movie.The performance by Laurie Zimmer was incredible.I can't believe she was never cast in another film(but thats Hollywood for you).If you like action and thrillers this film is definitely worth a look.Its not perfect, the plot has some holes, the premise is at times shaky, but all of the actors produce believable performances,especially Austin Stoker,Darwin Joston, and of course Zimmer.


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