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Assault on Precinct 13 15 rating

Besieged in an abandoned police station, a lone cop and his skeleton staff recruit a condemned killer from the cells in a desperate battle to survive the night, in John Carpenter's brutal and unrelenting cult classic.

Police drama 1976 91 mins

Director: John Carpenter

Overview

Carpenter channelled his hero Howard Hawks for this down-anddirty homage to Rio Bravo in which a disparate gang of cops and criminals unexpectedly join forces to protect a near-deserted LA precinct office from an insurgent street gang. A masterclass in sustained suspense, this wildly creative film showcased Carpenter’s extraordinary ability to achieve so much with so little.