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Assault on Precinct 13

Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7, 2012

35mm print “Carpenter’s second feature borrows the conventions of protagonists in jeopardy from Night of the Living Dead to produce one of the most effective exploitation movies of the decade. The gimmick is cops and cons besieged in an abandoned LA police station by a group of kamikaze urban guerillas. Carpenter scrupulously avoids any overt socio-political pretensions, playing it instead for laughs and suspense in perfectly balanced proportions. The result is a thriller inspired by a buff’s admiration for Ford and Hawks (particularly Rio Bravo), with action sequences comparable to anything in Siegel or Fuller. It’s sheer delight from beginning to end.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1976
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Director John Carpenter