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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 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Laurence Fishburne's character is called Bishop. This was also the last name of the protagonist of the original Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Duvall is explaining his mathematical justification of why he believes the assault is warranted, he states that there are eight people inside the building, but at the time, he had no way of knowing how many people were inside the building, and this is verified later on when he asks Alex to tell him how many people are 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 Orange Is the New Black: F*ck, Marry, Frieda (2017) 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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Not as good as the originals, but still worthwhile for action fans
30 May 2005 | by krorieSee all my reviews

This is a remake of a remake and yet still packs a punch. I've seen the original "Rio Bravo" several times, including when it first came out. It was masterfully done and was one of the Duke's best movies from the 1950's. I saw John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" when it first came out in 1976 and remember it as being one of Carpenter's best movies. Now we have another version with basically the same characters including the drunk, originally played by Dean Martin, who is tested by the struggle for survival and eventually passes with flying colors. When I first heard the Christmas music in the movie, it took me a moment to grasp the reason for the Dean Martin selection until I realized it was the producer's way of paying homage to the crooner's performance in "Rio Bravo." This would be more entertaining for those who have not seen the originals. This remake follows the originals to the point of spoiling some of the surprises intended. I won't go into detail on this since it would then spoil the surprises for those who have not seen the originals. The story is there; the action is there; and the entertainment is there, especially for those who are seeing it for the first time.


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