Escape from L.A. Movie Review 1996

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Well, Snake Plissken is back (Russell once again) and so's Carpenter, who did the original "Escape from New York" saga, and technology's advanced a lot in 15 years, so sit back and enjoy the action. In 2013, L.A.'s been turned into a gang-infested island, thanks to a 9.6 earthquake, where Snake is forced to find a doomsday weapon in just 10 hours. Seems he's been injected with a virus that will kill him unless he can complete his job and escape to get the antidote. Naturally, there's lots of bad guys who'll try to stop him. Russell not only reprises his old role but found Snake's original leathers, which still fit, and wore the outfit in some scenes of the sequel.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Great Escapes, Earthquakes, Rescue Missions, Emerging Viruses, Race Against Time, Gangs, L.A., Cyberpunk, Director/Star Teams: Carpenter & Russell, Surfing, Tattoos, Deadly Implants
Kurt Russell, John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Kurt Russell, Georges Corraface, Stacy Keach, Peter Fonda, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier, Valeria Golino, Cliff Robertson, Michelle Forbes, Bruce Campbell, A.J. (Allison Joy) Langer
Gary B. Kibbe
John Carpenter
John Carpenter, Shirley Walker
Debra Hill, Kurt Russell, Rysher Entertainment, Paramount Pictures

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