Watch: Assault on Precinct 13 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – On New Year’s Eve, inside a police station that’s about to be closed for good, Officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up of cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop..
Plot: On New Year’s Eve, inside a police station that’s about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
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Not as good as the originals, but still worthwhile for action fans
This is a remake of a remake and yet still packs a punch. I’ve seen the original “Rio Bravo” several times, including when it first came out. It was masterfully done and was one of the Duke’s best movies from the 1950’s. I saw John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13” when it first came out in 1976 and remember it as being one of Carpenter’s best movies. Now we have another version with basically the same characters including the drunk, originally played by Dean Martin, who is tested by the struggle for survival and eventually passes with flying colors. When I first heard the Christmas music in the movie, it took me a moment to grasp the reason for the Dean Martin selection until I realized it was the producer’s way of paying homage to the crooner’s performance in “Rio Bravo.” This would be more entertaining for those who have not seen the originals. This remake follows the originals to the point of spoiling some of the surprises intended. I won’t go into detail on this since it would then spoil the surprises for those who have not seen the originals. The story is there; the action is there; and the entertainment is there, especially for those who are seeing it for the first time.
The old police station
John Carpenter’s original “Assault on Precinct 13” was a film that should have been left alone. This remake, directed by Jean Francois Richet, is not without its merits, but in the end, it leaves us wishing it was better.
We are given the situation that four prisoners, one of them a powerful drug dealer, are being taken from a court building to a holding facility. Because of the bad weather, it’s decided, at the last minute, to have these guys taken to the old Precinct 13, which is closing.
What appears to be a simple job of locking up these bad guys, turn out to be one of the most violent situations seen in movies in 2005. At first, we are led to believe the black SUVs following the transport bus are people that are trying to free Marion Bishop, the powerful criminal that doesn’t want to be in jail. We keep thinking it makes sense, until we realize, these people that are trying to storm the precinct, want Bishop, because he is a dangerous man who will testify in court against them. These people are higher ups in the Detroit’s police department.
The film is highly entertaining and will keep anyone involved following all what’s being seen. The violence is too much to watch, at times. Ultimately, Roenick, the young police sergeant, emerges as the one that deals a heavy blow to the people that are trying to kill him.
Ethan Hawke does good work with his take of Roenick. Equally effective, Laurence Fishburne, who plays the bad guy, Marion Bishop. Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Drea DeMatteo, and the rest of the cast make a valuable contribution to the success of the movie.
Fans of this film genre will probably compare this remake against the original one, and while this one is not as satisfying, it will not bore anyone.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Jean-François Richet
Writer John Carpenter, James DeMonaco
Actors Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne
Country France, United States
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA (prints), EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji)