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In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidences that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The film bears a strong resemblance to the cult classic Escale from New York (1981) and its sequel, Escape from L.A. (1996). New York was about the protagonist, a convict, being sent into the title city, a prison in the future, to rescue the President after Air Force One crashes. L.A. was about the same protagonist being sent into the title city (also a prison in the future) to save the President's daughter and recover a doomsday device. This film follows a convict as he's sent onto a prison ship in space to rescue the President's daughter and prevent the prisoners from crashing into Earth. Even the lead protagonists' name are similar, Escape's Snake (Kurt Russell) and Lockout's Snow (Guy Pearce). See more »
Earlier in the film Snow punches Emilie to toughen her up which leaves a bruise/cut. This changes in place and appearance on her face. See more »
Again, what happened in that hotel room?
Oh, it was coupon night and I was trampolining your wife.
[Snow is punched in the face]
You're a real comedian aren't you, Snow?
Well I guess that's why they call it the punch line.
[Snow is punched again]
You don't like me, do you?
Don't flatter yourself. I don't like anybody.
With that attitude, I can see why nobody likes you.
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I'd skimmed a few reviews inc Ebert's (avoid, even if you skim to the end, he spoils it) and didn't expect much.
Really enjoyed it. Yes it's a re-tread of Escape from New York but who cares.
Good pace, strong acting (Pearce is a given but Gulgun the real revelation - genuinely emotional stuff) Anyone who slates this movie has lost their inner child (or mid-teen) watch it for what it is, not for what you think it reminds you of.
Enjoy, and make up your mind before you let others do it for you.
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