|Source of story
||Loosely based on a 1976 film scripted by John Carpenter
||Ethan Hawke, Lawrence Fisgburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo, John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy
||A police station manned by a retiring cop, a drug dependent sargeant and a secretary, which is about to be shut down is required to temporarily house a bus load of prisoners during a snow storm on New Year’s Eve. No problem then, except that one of the convicts is a gang boss with links to corrupt police. When the station is attacked those on both sides of the law are forced to work together to survive.
||The station is pretty constantly under attack by snipers and SWAT guys with night vision, so continous tension and frequent fire fights. People are killed on both sides. Quite a bit of swearing but no nudity, drinking, sex or drug taking.
||I’m with the 50% who liked this, although nothing is perfect and to say more would be a spoiler. A watch if you like competently constructed B movies, and be alert during the initial scene, it is riveting.