Celebrate Quentin Tarantino’s 50th Birthday With 16 of His Favorite Films

Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter, 1976)

QT QUOTE: “I’d follow Assault on Precinct 13 wherever the hell it was playing. It was always great seeing it. It was neat.”

QT INFLUENCE: Itself an homage to one of Tarantino’s other favorite films, Rio Bravo, Assault’s claustrophobic, single-location intensity was duplicated in both Reservoir Dogs and From Dusk Till Dawn, where young Scott wears a “Precinct 13” T-shirt.