Kurt Russell (Snake Plissken), Lee Van Cleef (Bob Hauk),
Ernest Borgnine (Cabbie), Donald Pleasance (President of the USA), Isaac Hayes (Duke of New York City)
Dystopian action movie, set in the 1997 (so unfortunately
the year of its prophecy is already dated).
When the island of Manhattan has become a high security
prison, the president of the USA is taken hostage within the walls and it's down to one man to break him out... the eye-patch wearing vigilante Snake Plissken.
Kurt Russell delivers one of his most memorable
performances as Plissken, bringing just the right attitude and rebellious sneer to the role.
The film has a huge cult following, but isn't quite
director John Carpenter's best work. Good fun though.
ESCAPE FROM L. A. (15)
D: John Carpenter
Paramount/Rysher (Kurt Russell & Debra
USA 🇺🇸 1996
W: John Carpenter, Debra Hill & Kurt
DP: Gary B. Kibbe
Ed: Edward Warschilka
Mus: Shirley Walker & John Carpenter
PD: Lawrence G. Paull
Kurt Russell (Snake Plissken), Stacy Keach (Cmdr. Malloy),
Steve Buscemi (Eddie), Peter Fonda (Pipeline), Cliff Robertson (The President)
Sequel to Escape From New York which follows the exact
same formula and doesn't bring anything new into the mix.
Kurt Russell reprises his role as Snake Plissken but his
best efforts can't make up for a stale screenplay, uninspiring direction and terrible special effects.
Made 15 years too late after the original film and really
not worth wasting time with.