In this unrelenting action masterpiece from director John Carpenter, a police station under siege from a vicious street gang becomes a cataclysmic battleground where only the strongest survive. Inspired by Howard Hawks’ immortal western, Rio Bravo, this is an explosive gem from one of cinema’s great frightmasters. —Image Entertainment
John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actor. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, his name is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction.
Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, the son of Milton Jean (née Carter) and Howard Ralph Carpenter, a music professor. He and his family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1953. He was captivated by movies from an early age, particularly the westerns of Howard Hawks and John Ford, as well as 1950s low budget horror and science fiction films, such as Forbidden Planet and The Thing from Another World and began filming horror shorts on 8 mm film even before entering high school. He briefly attended Western Kentucky University where his father chaired the music department, but transferred to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 1968 and graduated in 1971.
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Un grande film in cui c'è tutto Carpenter. Una trama semplicissima condita da ottimi espendienti,una regia quadrata e trasparente,una messa in scena perfetta e una musica martellante. Una violenza suburbana folle,vuota, totalmente illogica in un atmosfera cupa e claustrofobica esaltata da scene girate in modo magnifico:a distanza di quasi 40 anni riesce a essere coinvolgente al massimo.4*