Assault on Precinct 13

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1976
  • Color
  • Running Time: 91 Min.
  • Production Companies: The CKK Corporation, Overseas FilmGroup, Turtle
  • Distributors: Turtle Releasing (1976) (USA) (theatrical), Astral Films (Canada) (theatrical), Filmwelt (1979) (West Germany) (theatrical)
  • Written and Directed by John Carpenter
  • Produced by Steve Fine, J. Stein Kaplan, Joseph Kaufman
  • Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer
  • Original Music by John Carpenter
  • Cinematography by Douglas Knapp
  • Film Editing by John Carpenter (as John T. Chance)

Plot Summary

  • An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.

Also Known As

  • Napad na policijsku stanicu 13 (Croatia - DVD title) / Serbia
  • A 13. Rendörörs ostroma (Hungary)
  • Asalto en la comisaría del distrito 13 (Spain)
  • Assalto à 13ª DP (Brazil)
  • Assalto à 13.ª Esquadra (Portugal)
  • Assault - Anschlag bei Nacht (Germany)
  • Assaut (France)
  • Atak na posterunek 13 (Poland)
  • Attack mot polisstation 13 (Sweden)
  • Attack på polisstation 13 (Sweden)
  • Distretto 13: le brigate della morte (Italy)
  • Das Ende (Germany)
  • Epithesi sto stathmo 13 (Greece - TV title)
  • Hyökkäys poliisiasemalle (Finland)
  • John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13
  • Sidste nat på station 13 (Denmark)
  • O Stathmos 13 dehetai epithesi (Greece)
  • The Anderson Alamo (USA - working title)
  • The Siege (USA - working title)
  • Trovão das Ruas (Brazil)


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