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Escape From L.A. (1996)

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Released:  Friday, August 9, 1996  
Length:  101 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Rating: Escape From L.A. is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Synopsis

Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) resurfaces fifteen years after his escape from New York into Loas Angeles to find little hope after a devastating earthquake has left the city an island inhabited only by warring gangs, outcasts and miscreants.

Snake has been injected with a genetically engineered virus that will kill him in 10 hours unless he takes its antidote, must capture the President's daughter and return the top secret "Black Box" she stole from a space defense lab. Only after Snake delivers the secretive Black Box and Utopia back to the President will he receive the viral antidote he so desperately needs and be fully pardoned of every immoral act he's committed in the United States. As Snake comes to know just what's contained in that Black Box he realizes that whoever holds it, holds the fate of the very world in his or her hand.

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Escape From New York Reboot In the Works  3/18/2013 4:41 PM EST
"Escape From New York", the action film that starred Kurt Russell back in 1981, will be getting a reboot.Joel Silver‘s Silver Pictures has teamed up with Studio Canal to launch a new franchise about Snake Plissken, a convict who lives in a prison that was once the City of New York. Plissken is enlisted to rescue the president after his plane crashed on prison property and is held hostage. The film...  More>>

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