Assault on Precinct 13 (2005, USA/FRA) C-109m. SCOPE ** D: Jean-Francois Richet. Starring Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo, John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy, Ja Rule, Matt Craven, Peter Bryant, Kim Coates. Fair remake of the 1976 John Carpenter classic about a small police station which is under attack one snowy night, as there's criminal and copkiller Fishburne among the inmates. Lacks the original's authenticity and atmosphere, but if you're new to it, it's an okay view. Score by Graeme Revell.


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