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A notorious underworld boss of UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} is finally captured by the police on the day of [[NewYearHasCome New Year's Eve]]. On his way to another prison, thick snow storms force the bus carrying him, three other criminals and several police officers to take shelter at the now-decommissioned Precinct 13. Over the course of the night, mysterious assailants, [[spoiler: eventually revealed to be {{Corrupt Cop}}s who were in league with the gang boss before his capture]], attack the precinct, forcing officers and criminals alike to band together to survive.

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A notorious underworld boss of UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} is finally captured by the police on the day of [[NewYearHasCome New Year's Eve]]. On his way to another prison, thick snow storms force the bus carrying him, three other criminals and several police officers to take shelter at the now-decommissioned Precinct 13. Over the course of the night, mysterious assailants, [[spoiler: eventually revealed to be {{Corrupt Cop}}s who were in league with the gang boss before his capture]], attack the precinct, forcing officers and criminals alike to band together to survive.


* OfficerOHara: Jasper, the eldest officer who's an Irish-American.

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* OfficerOHara: Jasper, the eldest officer who's an Irish-American. BigBad CorruptCop Marcus Duvall is played by Irish actor Creator/GabrielByrne with a FakeAmerican[[invoked]] accent.


* OfficerOHara: Jasper, the eldest officer who's an Irish-America.

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* OfficerOHara: Jasper, the eldest officer who's an Irish-America.Irish-American.

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* OfficerOHara: Jasper, the eldest officer who's an Irish-America.

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* FightingIrish: Jasper mentions he's an Irish-American just like his actor.

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:In the middle of the siege, Alex and Anna manage to successfully hotwire a car and escape the cordon. Everyone starts cheering, only for one of Duvall's men to rise from the backseat, shoot Anna in the head, crash the car and take Alex hostage.]]


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* KillItWithFire: Bishop fights the first battle with {{Molotov Cocktail}}s. Later the protagonists use turpentine to set a fire trap when another wave of baddies attacks.


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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: And it really does. When one of the assault waves on the precinct is spearheaded by a trooper carrying a ballistic shield, the protagonists' return fire harmlessly bounces off of it.


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* PunchClockVillain: Corrupt they may be, but the majority of Duvall's men seem very reluctant to kill innocent people just because they are at the wrong place at the wrong time. Doesn't stop them from going through with it, though.


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* SurvivalMantra: Alex starts solving math equations in rapid succession while under pressure, much to the irritation of everyone who hears it.


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* TemptingFate: When it looks like Alex and Anna successfully escaped the siege, everyone starts cheering "we made it!". Guess what happens next.


* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blonde psychologist Alex is easily the most unambiguously kindhearted character in the cast.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Bishop is allowed to literally walk away from jail once the events of the movie are over, despite the fact that he is a fucking ''mob boss'' and is a major reason why half of the main character's colleagues and friends are dead.]]
** Though [[spoiler: this is less a case of "I'm letting you go" and more a case of "I am in no condition to stop you from leaving at this particular moment." Bishop is even told that he will be hunted down as soon as possible.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Bishop is allowed to literally walk away from jail once the events of the movie are over, despite the fact that he is a fucking ''mob boss'' and is a major reason why half of the main character's colleagues and friends are dead.]]
** Though [[spoiler: this is
]] Justified, though -[[spoiler:it's less a case of "I'm letting you go" and more a case of "I am in no condition to stop you from leaving at this particular moment." moment". Bishop is even told that he will be hunted down as soon as possible.]]



* MsFanservice: Two of the three female characters fit the bill to varying degrees. Iris is the precinct's beautiful, sensual SexySecretary who enjoys talking about her sex life and wears a short dress, heeled boots and net stockings in every single scene she's in. Alex had a New Year's Eve party set up and is dressed for the occasion.

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* MsFanservice: Two of the three female characters fit the bill to varying degrees. Iris is the precinct's beautiful, sensual SexySecretary who enjoys talking about her sex life and wears a short dress, heeled boots and net stockings in every single scene she's in. Alex had a New Year's Eve party set up and [[AbsoluteCleavage is dressed dressed]] [[SexyBacklessOutfit for the occasion.occasion]].


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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: The cops, civilians and criminals in the precinct do ''not'' put up a united front against the squads of {{Corrupt Cop}}s on their doorstep. They spend more time bickering amongst each other than they do defending themselves from the real threat.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Jake handing out guns to the criminals is treated like this by just about everyone who's ''not'' one of the criminals. Jasper in particular is very vocal about his disagreement with this decision.


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* MexicanStandoff: One ensues between the cops/civilians and the criminals mere minutes after Jake arms the latter.

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* BlindedByTheLight: Unsurprisingly in a film about cops battling cops, flashbang grenades are used a few times, with varying degrees of effectiveness.


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* BoomHeadshot: A lot of people get shot in the head.


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* CoolGuns: The film shows a few guns that're either anachronistic or in the wrong hands. The good guys deploy a bona fide [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_submachine_gun Tommy Gun]] against the bad guys, who in turn wield [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_SG_550 SG 550s]], an assault rifle you don't normally see in US police service.


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* EliteMooks: The entire opposing police force counts as this when compared to the protagonists due to being highly trained police officers equipped with full tactical gear, body armor and superior weaponry. The good guys only have their service pieces and whatever firepower they could salvage from the precinct's evidence vault.


* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Jake and Alex start the film very confrontationally but quickly find themselves comforting each other once shit starts hitting the fan.



* MsFanservice: Two of the three female characters fit the bill to varying degrees. Iris is the precinct's beautiful, sensual SexySecretary who enjoys talking about her sex life and wears a short dress, heeled boots and net stockings in every single scene she's in. Alex had a New Year's Eve party set up and is dressed for the occasion.



* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:Beck]]

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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:Beck]][[spoiler:Beck and Alex.]]


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* ThirdPersonPerson: Professional forger Smiley often talks like this.

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* AbsoluteCleavage: Doc Sabian wears a fancy grey cocktail dress that shows a lot of skin both at the front and [[SexyBacklessOutfit the back]]. Justified since she was dressed for a New Year's Eve party when her car broke down near the precinct.


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* LaserSight: To an almost ridiculous degree. Every single member of the besieging unit has one mounted to their gun, and there are multiple scenes where they're used to en masse to impressive (purely visual) effect.


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* MoeGreeneSpecial: The first of the bad guys to die checks out via knife to the eye.


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* ShellShockedVeteran: Protagonist Jake Roenick has several years of service as an undercover cop under his belt, but by the time of the film he's a burned-out wreck after his last sting operation [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong]].


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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted - Roenick has frequent sessions with police psychologist Alex Sabian to treat his PTSD after his last undercover op went down in flames. Neither of them is happy about it.


* AntiVillain: Well, as far as {{Corrupt Cop}}s can get. Captain Duvall aims to kill the Mafia don inside before he can testify to keep his fellow police officers' "honor" preserved. Taken further in a deleted scene, in which he {{Mercy Kill}}s a very badly burnt SWAT officer after he promises to make sure his family will be taken care of and unaware of the nature of his death.

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* AntiVillain: Well, as far as {{Corrupt Cop}}s can get. Captain Duvall aims to kill the Mafia don inside before he can testify to keep his fellow police officers' "honor" preserved. Taken further in a deleted scene, in which he {{Mercy Kill}}s a very badly burnt SWAT officer after he promises to make sure his family will be taken care of and unaware of the nature of his death.death (even though the ExecutiveMeddling[[invoked]] test screening viewers thought differently as it made Duvall comes across as an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic AxCrazy BadBoss that leads to the scene to be cut).

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* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler:Jasper, whose senior age was constantly brought up until his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Jasper, after he loses patience with Jake's plans and switch sides.]]

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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:Jasper, who was supposed to retire, until his FaceHeelTurn that leads to RewardedAsATraitorDeserves.]]

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* FatBastard: Jasper, played by [[Film/FirstBlood "king-shit"]] Brian Dennehy, [[spoiler:especially when he is revealed to be TheMole]].


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* RageQuit: [[spoiler:It seems Jasper's reasons to sell out his friends is due to finally losing his patience with Jake's attempts to led them to safety which Jasper thought its leading them nowhere and Duvall outnumbers them.]]

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