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

Flashbangs,crooked cops, a siege, and the names Sabian and Roenick were all elements in the Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey Movie, the Negotiator. Both films are written by James Demonaco. See more »

Goofs

The amount of snow falling outside the bus while it was on the road alternates between heavy when the camera points inward through the front windshield from outside and none when it points outward from inside. 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

Referenced in Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets (2005) See more »

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 rousing action film with an awesome cast , thrills and lots of violence
2 December 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture deals with an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) along with a group of delinquents (J.A Rule , John Leguizamo) are led to prison by security policemen (Kim Coates and Dorian Harewood) and during a snowstorm find shelter in a sleepy police station and almost locked out due to demolition . Precinct is commanded by a sergeant (Ethan Hawke) and there are an old police (Brian Dennehy) , a secretary (Drea De Matteo) and a psychologist (Maria Bello). Police station in ghetto district 13 is suddenly under siege and itself surrounded by violent gangmen heavily super-armed with technological weapons and helicopter . The opponents attackers sworn revenge about the murderer now inside the precinct 13 .

Film captures the special excitement or mood of paranoia that those under siege live for the night . Psychosis abounds when the policeman and prisoners are attacked from all sides and can see no way out making desperate tryings to flee . Film has maximum tension , noisy action , emotion and thriller from the subsequents attempts by the violent stalkers to enter in the station and the besieged to survive or getaway for prevention of the seemingly inevitable final . From the initiation of the movie to the end action-packed and suspense is unstopped . A very exciting storyline by James De Monaco though much-copied and superb casting make this one of the best thrillers made in that year . The picture is an adaptation of the semi-acclaimed John Carpenter film with the same title what also was a rendition of Howard Hawks's ¨Rio Bravo¨ and the remakes the ¨Dorado¨ and ¨Rio Lobo¨ ,that were developed in a besieged jail defended by a tough John Wayne and helped by a misfit bunch . Flick will appeal to action movies lovers . Rating : Above average.


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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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