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Assault on Precinct 13
Legendary horror director John Carpenter channelled his hero Howard Hawks for this down-and dirty homage to Rio Bravo in which a disparate gang of cops and criminals unexpectedly join forces to protect a near-deserted LA precinct office from an insurgent street gang. A masterclass in sustained suspense, this wildly creative film showcased Carpenter’s extraordinary ability to achieve so much with so little, combined with yet another iconic soundtrack.
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West
US, 1976, 91mins, 15, English