Assault on Precinct 13/Desperate Measures DVD


Assault On Precinct 13 (2005): To survive the night cops and criminals alike will have to unite and fight. A classic head-to-head showdown ignites in Assault on Precinct 13 an all-new update of the 1976 John Carpenter classic. With only a few hours left in the calendar year Precinct 13 one of Detroit's oldest precinct houses is closing. Amid heavy snowfall and unsafe road conditions only a few lawmen remain on duty for New Year's Eve. They are headed by Sergeant Jake Roenick (Ethan Hawke) a good cop wrestling with bad memories of a fatal undercover op from the previous... spring. Roenick and Precinct 13 have both seen better days. Early on December 31st deep in the city formidable crime lord Marion Bishop (Laurence Fishburne) is cornered by an undercover cop. Their ensuing struggle leaves the cop dead - and Bishop captured by the Organized Crime and Racketeering squad that Marcus Duvall (Gabriel Byrne) runs. Bishop is handcuffed and herded onto a prison bus with several criminals: junkie Beck (John Leguizamo) hustler Smiley (Jeffrey Ja Rule Atkins) and gang member Anna (Aisha Hinds). But the battering snowstorm stops the bus well short of its high-security destination and strands it at the remote Precinct 13 - where as night falls the prisoners are temporarily incarcerated. This influx of prisoners irks Roenick almost as much as visiting police psychologist Alex Sabian (Maria Bello) does. But Precinct 13's provocative secretary Iris Ferry (Drea de Matteo) and salty veteran cop Jasper Old School O'Shea (Brian Dennehy) won't let the increasing workload deter them from celebrating... . ..until two masked gunmen break in and attack the guards from the bus.The gunmen are just barely beaten back and everyone inside Precinct 13 realizes that more will come - to extract crime lord Bishop but also armed and ready to shoot anyone and everyone else. The cops looking to the reluctant Roenick for leadership and the cons looking to the steely Bishop for an angle must join forces to live. Fortifying themselves with minimal weaponry and maximum courage they will not go gently into the bad night. As they fight to the death the thin lines between good and bad bleed together. Desperate Measures (1998): San Franciscan Police Officer Frank Connor has to go to desperate measures to find a suitable bone marrow donor for his critically ill son. The perfect match is a homicidal sociopath serving a life sentence who escapes from prison while being transferred to hospital. The race is on to recapture him and he has to be alive. [show more]

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10 October 2005
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