Back in Action: Assault on Precinct 13
Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 91 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1976
Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton
An unlikely partnership between a cop, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang. The film will be screened in its new 4K restoration. Carpenter wanted to make a Western but knew he could not afford to do a period piece so he made this modern-day western inspired by Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo.
Part of the Old School Quarter in Film Geeks SD’s BACK IN ACTION Series