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Escape from L.A. (1996)

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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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Trivia

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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The President's daughter's plane is referred to as "Air Force Three." The actual call sign for an aircraft carrying the First Family (without the President) is "Executive One Foxtrot." 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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Referenced in Melrose Place: Escape from L.A. (1997) See more »

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By Maynard James Keenan (as James Keenan), Adam Jones, Carey Daniel & Paul D'Amour
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Misinterpreted and underrated
7 July 2004 | by (Kingston,Ont, Canada) – See all my reviews

Now "Escape from New York" is a darker, grim action thriller that suits the environment where the story takes place. When one thinks of New York, you think of a dark, seedy, big, bad city. This is not what comes to mind when one thinks of L.A. You would think sunny, plastic and strangely creepy. Hence the change in tone with this looser, tongue in cheek near self-parody. Now the reason why I say the film still works is Snake Plissken. The only character who is played completely straight against the stable of B-movie cliches and skewed Hollywood stereotypes. Maybe in a few years this film will gain the respect it deserves. Still, although I reasonably enjoyed the picture (especially a few choice cuts like the "Bangkok rules" scene) I must admit I liked the first one better too.


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