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Escape from L.A. (1996) Movie Information

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Action, Adventure





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John Carpenter


Kurt Russell
Steve Buscemi
A.J. Langer
Stacy Keach
Pam Grier
Georges Corraface





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After his escape from New York, Snake Plissken is sent to L.A. (now separated from the mainland by an earthquake) to find the president's daughter and the doomsday device she had taken.

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Matthew Brady 08/16/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A fun action pack movie.

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Snoogans 10/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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More of the same, but with a location change and some early 90's CG effects. It's enjoyable, if you liked the first.

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Chris Kavan 05/29/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Nowhere near as funs as Escape from New York - L.A. is too campy for its own good, though Kurt Russell still looks like he's having fun. Mediocre at best.

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02/27/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"Escape From L.A." by Yojimbo

The most famous war hero turned bank robber of America's near future manages to get himself caught (again) to be blackmailed (again) and sent on a mission into a lawless L.A. to retrieve a doomsday weapon for the government. Again. This film reminded me of "Dancing In The Street" by David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Escape From L.A. basically rehashes all of the ideas from New York, but somehow manages to exclude everything about it that made it good. Russell swaggers around dressed as a refugee from a gay version of the Matrix on the site of a bad goth music video amongst an ill-fittiing jigsaw puzzle of weak social satire and overblown action sequences shored up by some really dated looking CGI. The supporting cast sound good on paper, but Buscemi is wasted as a kind of post apocalyptic used...

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04/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Cheap but fun

John Carpenter is one of my favourate director. He works with low budget and made the film work with atomsphere. Some of his works are really good, like the Original Halloween (1978) and the Thing (1982) which is my most favourate Horror movie of all time. Some of them are bad, but doesnt mean they are not enjoyable. They are cheap and stupid but fun to watch in a strange way I myself could not fully explain.

Escape from L.A. is one of the bad ones. The plot is pretty much the same as Escape from New York: some shit happened, L.A. is seperated from the continent by a flood and used as a place for exiling criminals and everyone who "unfit to live in a new America". The criminals seduced the president's daughter and ordered her to stole some weapons apparently, and Snake Plissken (Kurt R...

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