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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Smiley (as Jeffrey 'Ja Rule' Atkins)
Officer Kevin Capra
Ray Portnow
Lt. Holloway


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,502,724, 23 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,976,073, 20 February 2005
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The word "fuck" and its derivatives are spoken 127 times. 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.
[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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Assault on Precinct 13
8 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I did not think I was going to like this remake of the 1976 cult favorite. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. The movie was fun. The characters were likable. The action was well paced. The sets and backgrounds were excellent, giving the viewer a feeling of desolation and dread that the original movie had in abundance. I originally heard that Ethan Hawke's character was the same as his character in "Training Day", but I totally disagree. Oddly enough, both characters were named Jake. So, they were both young police officers named Jake who were going through a rough period, but Ethan Hawke played both differently. This is not a movie to bring your kids to; too much violence. This might be a good date movie, but not a first date movie. All in all, I give "Assault on Precinct 13" (2005) an A-. If you want to have fun, watch it. - JFLY

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