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""I want to live"; as opposed to "I don't want to die.""
―Jake Roenick to Alex Sabian. [src]
DHS- Ethan Hawke in Assault on Precinct 13 remake

Jake Roenick is a police sergeant and the main protagonist in the remake of Assault on Precinct 13, where he is played by Ethan Hawke.

Character Biography[]

A jaded cop, Roenick was stationed at Precinct 13 on New Year's Eve when it was attacked by corrupt cops led by Marcus Duvall, forcing Roenick and his colleagues to team up with crime lord Marion Bishop and the other jail inmates still there in order to survive the night.


  • The Roenick character in the original film was played by Austin Stoker.
  • Many critics and movie viewers have noted that it's possible that this character might be the same as actor Ethan Hawke's character Jake Hoyt in the 2001 action crime thriller Training Day.