John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.

  • 1996
  • 1 HR 42 MIN
  • R
  • Action, Science Fiction

A poisoned love letter to Los Angeles, this sequel to Carpenter's 1981 cult hit ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is more accurately characterized as a remake. It not only recycles the first film's premise -- a major city has become a maximum-security prison -- but also resurrects characters, plot points, sight gags, low-rent special effects and running jokes. It's...read more

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A poisoned love letter to Los Angeles, this sequel to Carpenter's 1981 cult hit ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is more accurately characterized as a remake. It not only recycles the first film's premise -- a major city has become a maximum-security prison -- but als… (more)

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