Lockout (2012) Poster



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In October 2015, John Carpenter won a plagiarism case against Luc Besson over 'Lockout' proving clear similarities to 'Escape from New York' and 'Escape from L.A.". A French court ruled that enough similar distinctive elements from both Carpenter's films were borrowed to merit a sanction.
The main antagonist brothers are named Alex and Hydell. Alek Hidell was an alias used by Lee Harvey Oswald.
WILHELM SCREAM: The inmate who trips and falls right after coming out of stasis.
Guy Pearce's character Snow at one point says that he is "not Houdini", Pearce actually played Houdini in Death Defying Acts (2007).
Snow's first name is revealed to be Marion. This was also Sylvester Stallone's character name in Cobra.
The film takes place in 2079.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The film bears a strong resemblance to the cult classic Escape 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).
The phrase "ignam feram", which Snow says after branding Harry as a traitor at the very end of the movie, is latin and means "wildfire".
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