Escape from L.A. (stylized on-screen as John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.) is a 1996 American post-apocalyptic action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter, co-written and produced by Debra Hill and Kurt Russell, with Russell also starring as Snake Plissken.
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Aug 01, 2013 · Sequel to John Carpenter's action classic, Escape from New York is a mediocre picture that recycles old ideas, except now, you've guessed it, the setting is in L.A.
- action, sci fi
Escape From L.A. (736) IMDb 5.8 1h 40min 1996 X-Ray R. The man with the patch is back. Call him Snake. His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device.
- Thriller, Sci-Fi
During the 1980s, he starred in several films by director Carpenter; they created some of his best-known roles, including the infamous anti-hero Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York (1981) (and later in its sequel Escape from L.A. (1996)), Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and Jack Burton in the fantasy film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult classics.
Escape from L.A. (1996) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Kurt Russell rejoins filmmakers John Carpenter and Debra Hill to do to Los Angeles what they did to the Big Apple in Escape From New York – with even more futuristic thrills and big action! Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device.
John Carpenter 's “Escape From L.A.” is a go-for-broke action extravaganza that satirizes the genre at the same time it's exploiting it.
- Rifles / Carbines
- Submachine Guns
The rifle used by Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is identified in the film as a "Coreburner". In reality, the weapon is a heavily modified later-generation LaFrance Specialties M16K. Originally, the weapon was supplied by Stembridge Gun Rentals and based upon a Rocky Mountain Arms Patriot fitted to a select-fire M16 lower receiver unit, but the Patriot upper was not designed to function on fully automatic fire, and thus, the Stembridge version of the Coreburner kept jamming when firing blank r...
As used by Cuervo Jones (George Corraface), the Ruger AC556 in the film is the stainless steel edition but with a polymer Choate Stock and mounted scope. This configuration in real life is used by the Royal Bermudan Military. Cuervo Jones uses it to attempt to snipe Snake, but Utopia (A.J. Langer) tackles Jones, making him miss. Snake later takes this gun from Cuervo to replace his Coreburner.
The United States Police Force guards and soldiers carry FN FAL battle rifles with Cobray 37mm Launchers mounted on them. According to armorer Steve Karnes, the FALs in the film were a mix of semi-auto Springfield Armory SAR-48s and selective fire LaFrance Specialties FALs with Cobray CM203 launchers and custom flash hiders.
Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center
Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) carries two Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center.44 Magnum revolvers equipped with Aimpoint red dot scopes as his sidearms of choice.
The M1911 is seen in the pistol holster of the Surgeon-General of Beverly Hills (Bruce Campbell). Snake later takes this pistol from him after shooting him with a small blow dart.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark VII
'Map to the Stars' Eddie (Steve Buscemi) carries a .357 Desert Eagle Mark VIIwhich Snake Plissken later takes.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
The Heckler & Koch MP5A3is seen in the hands of various gang members, including Cuervo Jones' army and the Saigon Shadows.
Converted Heckler & Koch SP89
During the air raid on Cuervo Jones, Snake has a custom Heckler & Koch SP89 with a stainless steel receiver. This is the same weapon used by Dennis Hopper in the movie Speed.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
During the air raid on Cuervo Jones, Hershe (Pam Grier) uses a standard Heckler & Koch MP5K.
SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper
A gang member is seen holding a Street Sweepertowards the air and later shooting it with an angled fore-grip.
A Franchi SPAS-12is seen in the hands of a gang member at the Happy Kingdom.
Remington 870 "Witness Protection"
A gang member is seen holding a Remington 870 "Witness Protection"towards the air.
CODA All-Purpose Net Gun
What appears to be a CODA Net Gun is used by the the Surgeon General's caped staff to capture Snake. This particular device is used mostly in reality to catch animals without harming them and was also used in 1987's The Running Man and 2015's Jurassic World.
Cuervo Jones (George Corraface) attempts to shoot down Plissken's helicopter with an M136 AT4rocket launcher. It is famously seen from the front unloaded for about a second, then suddenly fires a missile.