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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.

Writers:

John Carpenter (earlier film), James DeMonaco (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Hawke ... Sgt. Jake Roenick
Laurence Fishburne ... Marion Bishop
Gabriel Byrne ... Capt. Marcus Duvall
Maria Bello ... Dr. Alex Sabian
Drea de Matteo ... Iris Ferry
John Leguizamo ... Beck
Brian Dennehy ... Sgt. Jasper O'Shea
Ja Rule ... Smiley (as Jeffrey 'Ja Rule' Atkins)
Currie Graham ... Mike Kahane
Aisha Hinds ... Anna
Matt Craven ... Officer Kevin Capra
Fulvio Cecere ... Ray Portnow
Peter Bryant ... Lt. Holloway
Kim Coates ... Officer Rosen
Hugh Dillon ... Tony
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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 of 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is an updated remake of Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) which was itself a remake of Rio Bravo (1959). Incidentally the soundtrack features several songs sung by Dean Martin who co-starred in (and sang the theme tune to) Rio Bravo. See more »

Goofs

In the forest scene, after shooting Duvall there was still a round chambered in Roenick's pistol but when Bishop took the pistol there was magazine in it. 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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Connections

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Soundtracks

You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves you
Written by James Cavanaugh, Russ Morgan and Larry Stock
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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A solid action thriller
30 September 2005 | by SyrchekSee all my reviews

I haven't seen Carpenter's original version but the remake seems like a very solid modern action crime/thriller with an interesting cast. Ethan Hawke may never be recognized as a great young actor by the vast majority of moviegoers but in my opinion he hasn't made a serious flop in his career so far.

The rest of the cast did equally well if not better at times. A special praise goes to Laurence Fishburne who gave the best performance in the movie.Overall the film has enough to offer to be considered worthy of a second view but it still lacks a few factors that could boost it further from the mass of similar movies.

...... 3/5 ......


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Serbian

Release Date:

19 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assault on Precinct 13 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,000,000, 23 January 2005

Gross USA:

$20,040,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,294,470
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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