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Escape from L.A. (1996)

Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.

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The year is 2013 and Snake Plissken is back but this time it's L.A., which through the agency of earthquakes has become an island of the damned. 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. But just below the surface there is a coiled Snake ready to strike. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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9 August 1996 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,912,557 (USA) (9 August 1996)

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$25,407,250 (USA) (8 November 1996)
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John Carpenter and Kurt Russell had talked about making another Snake Plissken movie in 1986 and it was a difficult decision for them to make about making a sequel and talked about it for years and when the Los Angeles earthquake struck on 17th January 1994, they decided to do "Escape From L.A." which would be about earthquakes, floods, mudslides, drive by shootings and they wanted the darkness of L.A. to be in it. See more »

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In several scenes the face of the stuntman is visible and clearly different from Kurt. When he climbs up a ledge of a building after the rest of the structure crashed down. And when he rides a motorcycle on the back wheel. See more »

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Female Narrator: In the late 20th century, hostile forces inside the United States grow strong. The city of Los Angeles is ravaged by crime and immorality. To protect and defend its citizens, the United States Police Force is formed. A presidential candidate predicts a millennium earthquake will destroy L.A. in divine retribution.
President: Like the mighty fist of God, Armageddon will descend upon the city of Los Angeles - the city of sin, the city of Gomorrah, the city of Sodom - and waters will rise and ...
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Has the right attitude
10 October 1998 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most underrated films that I've seen in recent years. The audiences didn't like it nor did the critics. Well, they're wrong. You just have to love a movie with an ending like this. Even if the rest of the film sucked the ending would be enough to save it. Suck it doesn't but takes delicious digs at such American sacred cows like political correctness, the so-called moral majority, the institution of president and Hollywood itself. The action scenes are so over the top that it satirizes it's genre. Kurt Russell is great as Snake and can see that he's having fun playing him. If you go to church every Sunday, want to be a soldier when you grow up, have a crew-cut and think that Lynchburg is an apt name for your capital, you probably won't like this film. If these aren't your affinities you'll have loads of fun.


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