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Sequel to "Escape From New york". In 2000, a huge earthquake hits Los Angeles which causes the whole city to be now situated on an island. In that year the new life-term US President, an out-spoken moralist declares that all people not conforming to the high morals he sets for the country will be deported to the Los Angeles island. Like New york, a wall is built, guards posted to stop any escapes and if sent there - you can't return to the US. In 2013, Cuervo Jones, a terrorist invades the dreams of the President's daughter, Utopia, and brainwashes her into stealing a device from a weapons establishment and runs with Cuervo to the island. Snake Plissken, hero of Escape From New york, is forced again to go to the island to get the device by the President (who doesn't care if Utopia returns or not.) and he is poisoned to ensure his co-operation. Like New york, Los Angeles is now a decaying city, a hot-bed of scum and weirdos and Snake has 9 hours to find the device and Utopia, and get out before the poison kicks in.
Plan your escape this Summer
Also Known As:
John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.
Title: Escape From L.A.
Release Date: August 09, 1996
Runtime: 101 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With E
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence and some language.
Kurt Russell ...Snake Plissken
Steve Buscemi ...Map to the Stars Eddie
Peter Fonda ...Pipeline
Cliff Robertson ...President
Valeria Golino ...Taslima
Stacy Keach ...Cmdr. Malloy
Pam Grier ...Hershe Las Palmas
Bruce Campbell ...Surgeon General of Beverly Hills
Georges Corraface ...Cuervo Jones (as George Corraface)
Michelle Forbes ...Brazen
A.J. Langer ...Utopia
Ina Romeo ...Hooker
Peter Jason ...Duty Sergeant
Jordan Baker ...Police Anchor
Caroleen Feeney ...Woman on Freeway
Paul Bartel ...Congressman
Tom McNulty ...Officer
Jeff Imada ...Saigon Shadow
Breckin Meyer ...Surfer
Robert Carradine ...Skinhead
Shelly Desai ...Cloaked Figure
Leland Orser ...Test Tube
Kathleen Blanchard ...Female Narrator (voice)
William Luduena ...Mescalito
Gabriel Castillo ...Mescalito
William Pena ...Jacket Mescalito
David Perrone ...US Cleric Justice
Nick Danger ...Himself
Brian Freifield ...Hanging victim
Isaac Hayes ...Guard at Basketball Court (unconfirmed)
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"Escape From New York - Main Title"
"10 Seconds Down"
"I Love L.A."
More Movie Taglines:
- Plan your escape this Summer
- Snake Is Back.
- Plan Your Escape.['LA' from 'Plan' and 'Escape' are highlighted]
- The man with the patch has escaped N.Y., try L.A. in the apocalypse
- [the Surgeon General gropes Taslima's breasts] Surgeon General of Beverly Hills: My God, they're real!
President: All right, I've heard enough. Would you explain to this foot soldier why he's going to do what we tell him to do. Snake Plissken: What's he talking about? Malloy: The Plutoxin Seven virus. Brazen: Genetically engineered. 100% pure death. Malloy: It starts with a slight headache, then turns into a fever that gets worse. After a short time, you crash. You bleed out like a stuck pig. Not a pretty sight. Snake Plissken: I get it. You figure that you inject that shit into me, and under the threat of death, I'll do whatever you say... just like in New York. Malloy: You got it... Snake! Snake Plissken: One question: which one of you assholes gets to die trying to stick me? Malloy: You don't understand. It's already in you. [Snake looks down at his hand, where it was scratched earlier] Brazen: Catches on quick, doesn't he?
[after the President orders Snake executed] Malloy: On my command... FIRE! [the soldiers open fire, without effect. Malloy grabs a rifle, walks up to Snake, and swings the butt through his body] Brazen: He's not even *here*! He's a hologram! Snake Plissken: Catches on quick, doesn't she?
[rumble] Snake Plissken: What's that? Pipeline: Tsu-nami, Snake! Tsunami!
President: What's it going to be, Plissken? Them or us? Snake Plissken: I shut down the third world, you win they lose. I shut down America, they win, you lose. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
- At the beginning of the film, Kurt Russell wears his costume from the original film, which still fits after 15 years.
Kurt Russell practiced playing basketball between scenes as he wanted to make all of his shots legitimately in the basketball scene later on. He made all of those shots purely on his own talent, even the full-court one.
In an homage to the famed studio tour where Jaws pops out of the water, a shark tries to bite the mini-sub just as it passes the sign for Universal Studios.
There are several references to Snake Plissken and the city of Cleveland. This is an in-joke reference to a friend of John Carpenter's who knew a guy from Cleveland named Snake Plissken; this is supposedly where Carpenter got the name for the character when he was writing Escape from New York (1981)
During the climactic battle scene, when Steve Buscemi's character is hanging off the helicopter, several stores are visible in the matte shot behind him. One of the prominent buildings is clearly marked "Miniatures", a reference to the filmmaking technique.
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