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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 91

Budget: $150,000

Revenue: -

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

  • 1978-07-05

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Alternative Titles

  • John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13
  • The Anderson Alamo
  • The Siege
  • Das Ende
  • Assaut
  • Distretto 13 le brigate della morte
  • Asalto a la comisaría del distrito 13
  • Assault - Anschlag bei Nacht
  • Asalto en la comisaría del distrito 13
Content Score: 100

6.9/10 (44 votes)


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


L.A.'s deadliest street gang just declared war on the cops.


Director: John Carpenter

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Austin Stoker

Austin Stoker
as Ethan Bishop

John Carpenter

John Carpenter
as Gang Member

Darwin Joston

Darwin Joston
as Napoleon Wilson

Laurie Zimmer

Laurie Zimmer
as Leigh

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A review 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.