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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

 -  Action | Drama | Crime  -  19 January 2005 (USA)
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A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.

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On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop. Written by IMDb Editors

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The only people more dangerous that the hardened criminals... are the cops. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, and for some drug content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$128,413 (South Africa) (27 May 2005)

Gross:

$281,429 (South Africa) (17 June 2005)
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The word "fuck" and its derivatives are spoken 127 times. See more »

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During the initial sequence of lasers and shots aimed inside the station, characters close the Venetian blinds. However, in subsequent shots, the blinds are open again. See more »

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[first lines]
Jake Roenick: Listen to me. What are we talking about, really? Getting high? No. We're talking about a journey, man. A subconscious safari. A mental expedition, OK, a mind trek. This planet has been raped, pillaged and fucked! And the mind is the only uncharted territory
[picks up cocaine]
Jake Roenick: And this shit is the ship. It's the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria and you... are fuckin' Magellan.
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Jake Roenick: Oh fuck... I spilled some.
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Not a pleasant "Assault" but still watchable
21 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story has appeared many times over the decades in increasingly violent and less stylistic forms. John Wayne was in two, the more famous of which was "Rio Bravo" (1959). A seasoned veteran has to command a few loose cannons in order to fend off an invasion. John Carpenter made the stylish and violent "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) before his landmark horror "Halloween" (1978). Now we've arrived at this 2005 remake.

Directed by Jean-Francois Richet, Ethan Hawke is the pill-popping alcoholic Jake Roenick who must round up his troops on the last day at Precinct 13 on New Year's Eve in Detroit. When a group of prisoners, including Bishop (Laurence Fishburne, in Morpheus mode) make a stop-over at Precinct 13 because of a highway accident, thugs in ski masks lay siege to it trying to get Bishop. Thinking fast, Roenick gathers up everyone, including cops and prisoners, to fend off a vicious attack.

This doesn't quite live up to its predecessors in a lot of ways. It lacks true suspense and often treads the line between cool and cliché way too often. A number of plot-twists are made too, but do little to lend any weight to satisfaction. No Oscar-worthy performers, though John Leguizamo does a nice turn as a hot-headed junkie.

6/10


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