Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

"Very Good"

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) Review


John Carpenter's third movie (2 years before Halloween), and one of his best, in a career that's filled with mostly downs. This low-budget shoot-em-up has L.A. gang-bangers taking a blood oath to kill a guy secreted inside a nearly vacant police station, and watching the people within resist the siege for 90 minutes is an awful lot of fun. Reportedly a remake of Rio Bravo. DVD features commentary by Carpenter.


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Budget: $150 thousand

Production compaines: The CKK Corporation

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Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

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Director:

Producer: J. Stein Kaplan

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

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