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Assault On Precinct 13 2004 Subtitles

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Action-packed remake of the John Carpenter classic. On New Year's Eve, inside an under-manned Detroit police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick (Ethan Hawke) must bring together cops and criminals to save themselves from a group of rogue cops intent on killing mobster Marion Bishop (Laurence Fishburne).

Starring:
Lawrence Fishburn, Ethan Hawke
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes
Starring Lawrence Fishburn, Ethan Hawke, Maria Bello, John Leguizamo, Gabriel Byrne, Brian Dennehy
Director Jean-Francois Richet
Genres Crime, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 13 June 2005
Main languages English
Dubbing French
Subtitles Spanish, English, French

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Format: DVD
I loved the original AP13 directed, written, scored, edited and lord knows what else by John Carpenter. When I first heard about the remake of this and Ethan Hawke was going to be in it I was quite excited because Hawke had done such an amazing job in Training Day. He makes a great leader of the police and criminals. The storyline though is a lot more complex than the original film but it is still as good as. There are some real shocks and "wow didn't see that coming" moments. Plus the occasional laughing moment. Try and spot the guy who played the cop in the original, he's in there somewhere. A must buy if you liked the original.
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The 2005 Assault on Precinct 13 is an above-average remake, an efficient Saturday Night Special that never quite gets the adrenaline pumping in the action scenes as much as it could but doesn't trash memories of Carpenter's no-budget classic as much as expected. If anything, the template here is more a scaled down Die Hard 2 minus the planes, even going so far as to borrow both central plot twist and one of the more memorable killings. Ethan Hawke is in Tom Cruise-lite mode - all the focused self-righteous concentration with none of the Scientology - and Laurence Fishbourne offers a smooth update of Darwin Joston's cool criminal but Maria Bello is wasted in a nothing role that exists solely to serve Hawke's redemption backstory. There are a couple of neat new plot twists and one unexpected killing, but mostly this delivers familiar genre thrills with a comforting lack of originality. It's certainly more effective than the French near-remake Nid De Guepes/The Nest.

The DVD extras, like the film, are satisfying without being particularly outstanding, though it's a shame the trailer isn't included.
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There are not many movies that surpass the original,but this does,its as exciting as the original if not,more so,slight difference to the original story,but bullets fly and action abound,its like "die Hard" in a police station,with plenty of familiar faces not to mention Brian Denahey from "first blood",playing what he plays best??.Lots of twists,double crosses and surprises,this is good all round action and entertainment and probably one of the best action movies in the last 20 years.
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By Nick Brett TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Aug. 2005
Format: DVD
A remake of a film rightly regarded as a classic. This is a by the book remake with the exceptions that the bad guys are crooked cops and the lead characters have their names switched around (this time the prisoner is called Bishop).
So, precinct closing down - prison bus stops for shelter from weather, precinct laid under siege from bad cops trying to kill one of the prisoners. The rest is very close to the original, some scenes are almost duplicated.
This actually does not add anything to the original and as such seems a little pointless. If you are going to re-make a classic or cult film then it has to offer more then this one does. The original may be a little dated, but it was tense and tight filmmaking, this is a lazy and flash attempt to cash in.
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An update of the Carpenter classic, which itself was an update of Rio Bravo, the film is slightly different, this has more to do with police corruption, rather than a gang getting revenge.

It's a slightly different film for Hawke to be in, he must have been funding something, but he really excels in this movie.

There is some sort of back story involving Hawke and a NARC style opening, but that just sets the mood for the rest of the film, showing that Hawkes Character is weak, thus making the group vulnerable.

Then we have Fishburne as the 'bad' guy. He is all swagger in this and very little else. It's as if he's saying 'I was just in three of the biggest science fiction films of the last ten years which were not Star Wars and don't you forget it!!!'.

Byrne is wasted, looking moody and cold. The rest of the cast are okay, especially Bello, who does convince as a 'shrink'.

But what is most striking about the film is how brutal and relentless the film is. No one is safe, and the director doesn't flinch when disposing of characters (Bello the most significant), and this makes the film a little more urgent.

It's nothing special, not a patch on the original, and Fishbourne becomes annoying toward the end, but for a little standalone action movie, it passes the time, and the brutality makes it deeply unsettling.
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The first and, in my opinion the better of the sequals. Mr Hawke,Mr Fishburn are both great, as is Mr Byrne as one of the rogue police officers, and Mr Denehy as the officer who wants a peaceful end for his pension - some hopes!!
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SPOILER WARNING, MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD

This is a very loose 2005 remake of John Carpenter's classic “Assault on Precinct 13”. In the new version, the isolated police station is attacked by rogue cops who want to eliminate a potentially dangerous witness, the arrested gangster Marion Bishop. Of course, they have to kill everyone else, too, to cover their tracks. The officer in charge of the precinct, Jake Roenick, is a psychiatric basket case. He is forced to seek Bishop's help against the intruders. Roenick's shrink, a secretary, a motley assortment of petty criminals and a few good cops volunteer to help. Together, this unlikely band of brothers and sisters manage to fend off the attackers, give or take a few plot twists.

I admit that I liked “Assault on Precinct 13”. I don't usually watch action/cop films of this sort, but there was something appealing about the idea of a broad underdog alliance taking on the bad guys who (surprise) turn out to be establishment figures. In the original version, the attackers were gang members á la underclass. It would be interesting to speculate about why the two versions are so different on this crucial point...

Marion Bishop is starred by Laurence Fishburne from “The Matrix”. Perhaps I'm only imagining things, but some of the scenes did remind me of “The Matrix”. Even the music sounds Matrix-like at one point. An in-house nod to fans of red pills?

Four stars for the entertainment and the slight whiff of Matrix revolutions!
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