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Escape From L.A.
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Escape From L.A. 1996

From Amazon: Kurt Russell reprises his role as Snake Plissken, of the near-future thriller Escape from New York, in this reworking of that film's basic premise. Instead of New York being a maximum-security prison, this time it's L.A., which through the agency of earthquakes has become an island of the damned. This penal colony is where the film's future rulers, something very like the Moral Majority, send those deemed guilty of "moral crimes." But something has gone wrong in this new moral order, because the President's daughter has absconded to L.A. with a detonation device, and Snake is commandeered to retrieve it. The film's dark dystopia,...

Release Date:August 9th, 1996
Box Office Gross: $25,477,365 (US)
$0 (World)
Directed By:
John CarpenterJohn Carpenter
Written By:
Kurt RussellKurt Russell
John CarpenterJohn Carpenter
No image existsDebra Hill
Kurt RussellKurt Russell
No image existsGeorges Corraface
No image existsStacy Keach
Peter FondaPeter Fonda
Steve BuscemiSteve Buscemi
Pam GrierPam Grier
No image existsValeria Golino
Cliff RobertsonCliff Robertson
Michelle ForbesMichelle Forbes
Bruce CampbellBruce Campbell
No image existsA.J. Langer
Peter JasonPeter Jason
Al LeongAl Leong

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Escape From L.A. Movie Review by Mike Thomas (2/20/2011)

Many people felt that when he re-visited Snake Pliskin, doing the same character, with the same plot, the same gimmicks, and the same twists, he and director John Carpenter were just trying to wring a few more dollars out of a successful cult movie.

But, after watching again, and this time, not immersing myself in the...

(complete Escape From L.A. review by Mike Thomas)

Escape From L.A. Movie Review by Movie Addict (10/19/2008)

"The United States is a non-smoking nation! No smoking, no drugs, no alcohol, no women - unless you're married - no foul language, no red meat!" This political statement makes for an interesting topic on where the country may be heading in the age of political correctness, but it really didn't do anything in a movie that...

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