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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)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Serbian

Release Date:

19 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Masacre en la cárcel 13 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sergeant Jasper O'Shea (Brian Dennehy) makes reference to the movie "First Blood". Dennehy had a starring role in that movie as Will Teasle, the sheriff who pursues John Rambo. See more »

Goofs

Other than the prisoner transfer bus on its way to Precint 13, no other vehicles are shown to have any traction problems on the snow-covered roads. 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

Remake of Rio Bravo (1959) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Excellent Film
20 January 2005 | by Kamikaze2323bSee all my reviews

I saw this remake last night and must say that it was an extremely enjoyable two hours right from the get-go. The opening of the story is one of the best I've seen in years, and throughout the acting is solid which wasn't surprising with this cast, but the dialogue was great all the way through, which you don't usually get in films anymore, and the action and building of tension was done very well by the director, his choreographers, and the composers. Top notch performance from Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, and Brian Dennehy. Very solid leading lady turn for Drea DeMatteo, as well as from Maria Bello. And the casting of Gabriel Bryne as the villain is genius although I would have liked to have seen him do a bit more on screen with Hawke and Fishburne. Overall, a solid 9 out of 10 for giving me some things in a film that I'll remember simply because there unexpected and done really well. Go see this film if you like good action filled thrillers, I promise as a filmmaker myself, it won't disappoint.


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