Escape from L.A.

1996 R 1h 41m Blu-ray / DVD

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Escape from L.A.

1996 R 1h 41m Blu-ray / DVD
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  • Cast
Kurt Russell reprises his role as antihero Snake Plissken. This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president (Cliff Robertson) views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.39:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby True HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Kurt Russell
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Peter Fonda
  • Cliff Robertson
  • Valeria Golino
  • Stacy Keach
  • Pam Grier
  • Bruce Campbell
  • Georges Corraface
  • Michelle Forbes
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that violence here includes gunfire, thrown knives, electrocutions, and rocket launches. Do-not-do-this-at-home stuff includes reckless motorcycle stunts. Swearing is at a typical R-level. The main character smokes cigarettes in a no-smoking country, the act upheld as the last vestige of the American spirit, literally. Negative stereotypes include Left-leaning Latino gangster-warlords and a thoroughly despicable, Right-wing Christian president who orders his own daughter executed.

Sexual Content

Glamorous LA street girls, gang molls, and prostitutes in skimpy leather and fetish-type outfits. One such character is a transsexual. Mention that sex outside of marriage has been rendered illegal.

Violence

Much shooting, with fatalities. Hand-to-hand combat, knife fighting, earthquake damage explosions and fireballs, and one gore scene in which human body parts lay around in a mad-science lab milieu. None of it is very realistic.

Language

The s-word, the f-word, "Godamnit," "ass" and "asshole."

Social Behavior

The worst-case-scenario script tells us that while freaks, terrorists, and gun-crazed Latino-Leftist gangs and warlords may be nasty, puritanical Christians and cops and US government authorities are worse, maybe. Or, as Plissken puts it, "America died a long time ago." Conclusion proposes that this simply isn't a world worth preserving.

Consumerism

Universal Pictures logo and a euphemistic cameo by a deformed Disneyland (the "Happy Kingdom").

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cigarettes (one brand labeled "American Spirit") are equated broadly, literally with strength and manliness -- and they're banned (along with drugs) by the fascist USA of tomorrow. The Che Guevera-lookalike villain smokes cigars.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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