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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

19 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Masacre en la cárcel 13  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Laurence Fishburne's character is called Bishop. This was also the last name of the protagonist of the original Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). See more »

Goofs

The camera zooms in on the bus right after the pill drop scene 1 hour and 20 minutes into the movie, the fire has been burning for some time in the bus but there is still snow covering the roof of the bus. The heat from the fire would have melted the entire roof at this point. See more »

Quotes

[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.
[spills a little bit of cocaine]
Jake Roenick: Oh fuck... I spilled some.
[laughs hysterically]
Jake Roenick: So what do you say my ...
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Referenced in Getaway: Episode #17.14 (2008) See more »

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Generique Assault
Written by Graeme Revell, White & Spirit and Kris Parker
Remixed by White & Spirit
Performed by KRS-One
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Not as good as the originals, but still worthwhile for action fans
30 May 2005 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of a remake and yet still packs a punch. I've seen the original "Rio Bravo" several times, including when it first came out. It was masterfully done and was one of the Duke's best movies from the 1950's. I saw John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" when it first came out in 1976 and remember it as being one of Carpenter's best movies. Now we have another version with basically the same characters including the drunk, originally played by Dean Martin, who is tested by the struggle for survival and eventually passes with flying colors. When I first heard the Christmas music in the movie, it took me a moment to grasp the reason for the Dean Martin selection until I realized it was the producer's way of paying homage to the crooner's performance in "Rio Bravo." This would be more entertaining for those who have not seen the originals. This remake follows the originals to the point of spoiling some of the surprises intended. I won't go into detail on this since it would then spoil the surprises for those who have not seen the originals. The story is there; the action is there; and the entertainment is there, especially for those who are seeing it for the first time.


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