Assault on Precinct 13

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The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

  1. John Carpenter

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Austin Stoker

    Austin Stoker

    Ethan Bishop

  2. Darwin Joston

    Darwin Joston

    Napoleon Wilson

  3. Laurie Zimmer

    Laurie Zimmer


  4. Martin West

    Martin West


  5. Tony Burton

    Tony Burton


  6. Charles Cyphers

    Charles Cyphers


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget $150,000.00

Revenue -


Release Information

  • November 5, 1976
    R, Theatrical
  • November 25, 1997
    R, Physical
  • February 3, 2009
    R, Physical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

There are no heroes anymore, Bishop. Just men who follow orders.

Assault on Precinct 13 is written, directed, edited and musically scored by John Carpenter. It stars Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers and Nancy Kyes. Cinematography is by Douglas Knapp.

If you are going to homage films that you love, or ones that influence you, then you have to get it right. Something John Carpenter most assuredly did with this, his first masterpiece. Plot and structure of film are simplicity extreme, but it's the execution that matters here, the cool ven... read the rest.

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