Assault on Precinct 13

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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
  • Original Music by John Carpenter
  • Cinematography by Douglas Knapp
  • Film Editing by John Carpenter (as John T. Chance)

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)


  • L.A.'s deadliest street gang just declared war on the cops.
  • The gang swore a blood oath to destroy Precinct 13... and every cop in it!
  • John Carpenter's Award Winning Film
  • A cop with a war on his hands. His enemy... an army of street killers. His only ally... a convicted murderer.
  • A White Hot Night of Hate!


Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 American action-thriller film written and directed by John Carpenter. It stars Austin Stoker as a law-enforcement officer who defends a police precinct against an attack by a criminal gang, along with Darwin Joston as a convicted murderer who helps him. The story was inspired by the Howard Hawks western film Rio Bravo and the George A. Romero horror film Night of the Living Dead. The film received mixed reviews with an unimpressive box-office return in the US, but it won critical and popular acclaim in Europe. A remake appeared in 2005, directed by Jean-Francois Richet and starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne.

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