Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
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See John Carpenter’s explosive 1976 action thriller on the big screen in a brand-new 4K restoration!
Written, directed and edited by a young John Carpenter two years prior to Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13 combines the template of Night of the Living Dead with the spirt of Rio Bravo to forge a genre classic like no other. The story follows a group of police officers and convicts as they join forces inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station. The reason? They must defend themselves against Street Thunder, a vicious gang who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct. What follows is an all-out siege of explosive violence as this motely group of unlikely allies must work tighter to survive the night inside Precinct 13. Combining gritty action with arthouse style, the low-budget Assault on Precinct 13 features powerful Cinemascope composition, a pulsing synth score, and an immersive mood of dread and danger that only Carpenter can deliver. Starring Austin Stoker (Sheba Baby), Darwin Joston (The Fog) and Nancy Loomis (Halloween). (Dir. by John Carpenter, 1976, USA, 91 mins., Rated R)