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Assault on Precinct 13 ()


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An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.

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Ethan Bishop
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Napoleon Wilson
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Leigh
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Lawson
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Wells
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Starker
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Julie (as Nancy Loomis)
Peter Bruni ...
Ice Cream Man
John J. Fox ...
Warden
Marc Ross ...
Patrolman Tramer
Alan Koss ...
Patrolman Baxter
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Chaney
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Kathy
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White Warlord
Gilbert De la Pena ...
Chicano Warlord (as Gilbert De La Pena)
Peter Frankland ...
Caudell
Al Nakauchi ...
Oriental Warlord
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Black Warlord
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Bus Driver
Cliff Battuello ...
First Guard
Horace Johnson ...
Second Guard
Valentine Villareal ...
Chicano Tough
Kenny Miyamoto ...
Oriental Tough
Jerry Viramontes ...
Chicano Hood
Len Whitaker ...
Black Hood
Kris Young ...
Gang Member
Randy Moore ...
Gang Member
Warren Bradley III ...
Gang Member
Joe Woo Jr. ...
Gang Member
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Gang Member (as William Taylor)
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Radio Announcer (voice)
Maynard Smith ...
Police Commissioner (voice)
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Gang Member (uncredited)
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Precinct Captain (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Carpenter ... (directed by)

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John Carpenter ... (written by)

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Steve Fine ... assistant producer
J. Stein Kaplan ... producer (as J.S. Kaplan)
Joseph Kaufman ... executive producer

Music by

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John Carpenter ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Douglas Knapp ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Carpenter ... (as John T. Chance)

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Debra Hill ... assistant editor
Curt Schulkey ... second assistant editor

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Tommy Lee Wallace ... (as Tommy Wallace)

Makeup Department

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Don Bledsoe ... makeup artist

Production Management

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James Nichols ... post-production supervisor
John Syrjamaki ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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James Nichols ... assistant director

Art Department

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Dick Girod ... set painter (as Richard Girod)
Craig Stearns ... property master
John Carpenter ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Robert Tanenbaum ... movie poster artist (uncredited)

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Alan Cassidy ... boom operator
William Cooper ... sound recordist
Bill Varney ... sound re-recordist
Tommy Lee Wallace ... sound effects (as Tommy Wallace)

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Richard Albain Jr. ... special effects
Ken Speed ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rueben Joe Melendez ... stunt driver
John Roy Rogers ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jack English ... gaffer
Michael Everett ... best boy
Trippy Gafford ... grip
William E. Mareneck ... best boy (as William Mareneck)
Douglas Olivares ... assistant camera
Rena Small ... still photographer
William Waldman ... assistant camera
Kurt Young ... key grip

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Nancy Kyes ... wardrobe mistress (as Louise Kyes)

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Peter Bergren ... music engineer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Debra Hill ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Trippy Gafford ... driver

Additional Crew

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Tom Hansen ... production assistant
Marla Miller ... production assistant
Randy Moore ... production assistant
Blake Schaefer ... production assistant
Jocelyne Stoikovitch ... production assistant
Maxine Syrjamaki ... payroll
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  • CKK (presents)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Wo sonst sollte man sich sicher fühlen - wenn nicht in einem Polizeirevier? (Where else should you feel safe - if not in a police station?) See more »
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Also Known As
  • John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 (United States)
  • The Anderson Alamo (United States)
  • The Siege (United States)
  • Assaut (France)
  • John Carpenters Assault - Anschlag bei Nacht (Germany)
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  • 91 min
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Budget $150,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Carpenter has acknowledged that Night of the Living Dead (1968) was an influence on the marauding street gang. Like George Romero's zombies, they're completely dehumanized. They hardly talk and almost seem supernatural in their ongoing resilience. See more »
Goofs The sign above the police station door reads, "Division 14" instead of 13. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Title) See more »
Quotes [Offering Bishop coffee]
Leigh: Black?
Bishop: For over thirty years.
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