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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
While en route to prison, a bus carrying criminals Marion (Laurence Fishburne), Beck (John Leguizamo) and Anna (Aisha Hinds) is rerouted to Detroit's soon-to-be-closed Precinct 13 because of a dangerous winter storm. All communications with the outside world are cut off, and Jake (Ethan Hawke), an emotionally volatile police sergeant who is haunted by his past, is forced to work with the criminals in order to survive an attack on the precinct by a group of armed men.

Cast: Ethan Hawke , Laurence Fishburne , John Leguizamo , Maria Bello , Ja Rule , Drea de Matteo , Matt Craven , Brian Dennehy

Director: Jean Richet

Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

Release Date: January 19th, 2005|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    By playing it safe, the new Precinct leaves the audience sorry and restores thirteen to its place as the unluckiest number. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Matches a dingy urban setting with a compelling situation and throws in an ensemble of interesting characters who become even more interesting under stress. This emphasis on character -- in a sense, the movie's underlying humanity -- is what especially links it to the 1970s. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Serviceable, occasionally compelling but often formulaic. show more

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