Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Escape from L.A. is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by John Carpenter released in USA on 9 august 1996 with Kurt Russell

Escape from L.A. (1996)

Escape from L.A.
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 9 august 1996
Length 1h41
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Science fiction,    Thriller,    Action,    Adventure
Rating58% 2.9007152.9007152.9007152.9007152.900715

Escape from L.A. (also known as John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.) is a 1996 American science fiction 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. A sequel of Escape from New York, Escape from L.A. co-stars Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Bruce Campbell, and Pam Grier.

Synopsis

In 2000, an earthquake strikes Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley floods, and California turns into an island from Malibu to Anaheim. An American presidential candidate who is also an outspoken theocrat has been saying that L.A. is sinful and has been punished by God.

Actors

Trailer of Escape from L.A.

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Escape from L.A.

There are 338 films with the same actors, 23 films with the same director, 30896 with the same cinematographic genres (including 344 with exactly the same 4 genres than Escape from L.A.), 11766 films with the same themes (including 306 films with the same 6 themes than Escape from L.A.), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Escape from L.A., you will probably like those similar films :
Escape from New York, 1h39
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Prison films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton
Rating71% 3.5991553.5991553.5991553.5991553.599155
In 1988, following a 400% increase in crime, the United States Government has evacuated Manhattan and turned the island into a giant maximum-security prison in which all inmates serve a life sentence. A 50-foot (15 m) containment wall surrounds the island and routes out of Manhattan have been dismantled or mined. Armed helicopters patrol the rivers and harbor.
Ghosts of Mars, 1h38
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Ghost films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason Statham, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall, Joanna Cassidy
Rating49% 2.451572.451572.451572.451572.45157
Set in the second half of the 22nd century, Mars has been 84% terraformed, allowing humans to walk on the surface without pressure suits. Martian society has become matriarchal, with women in most positions of authority. The story concerns police officer Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge), second in command of a team alongside Sergeant Jericho (Jason Statham) sent to a remote mining outpost to transport prisoner Desolation Williams (Ice Cube). Arriving at the remote mining town, Ballard finds all of the people missing. She learns that they had discovered an underground doorway created by an ancient Martian civilization. When the door was opened it released disembodied spirits or "ghosts", which took possession of the miners.
Prince of Darkness, 1h42
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong, Lisa Blount, Dennis Dun, Alice Cooper
Rating67% 3.350583.350583.350583.350583.35058
A priest invites Professor Howard Birack and his students to join him in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church. He requires their assistance in investigating a mysterious cylinder containing a swirling green liquid. Among those present is Brian Marsh, a student in theoretical physics.
In the Mouth of Madness, 1h35
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about religion, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft, Films set in the future, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, David Warner, John Glover, Peter Jason
Rating71% 3.599843.599843.599843.599843.59984
Dr. Wrenn (David Warner) visits John Trent (Sam Neill), a patient in a psychiatric hospital, and asks Trent to recount his story:
Dark Star
Dark Star (1974)
, 1h23
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Dan O'Bannon, Nick Castle, John Carpenter
Rating62% 3.1487053.1487053.1487053.1487053.148705
In the mid 22nd century, mankind has reached a point in technological advancement that enables colonization of the far reaches of the universe. Armed with artificially intelligent "Thermostellar Triggering Devices", the scout ship "Dark Star" and its crew have been alone in space for twenty years on a mission to destroy "unstable planets" which might threaten future colonization of other planets.
Vampires
Vampires (1998)
, 1h48
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Western
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Vampires in film, Road movies
Actors James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell, Tim Guinee
Rating62% 3.1006753.1006753.1006753.1006753.100675
A team of Vatican sponsored mercenaries led by Jack Crow (Woods) rids an abandoned house of vampires in the middle of New Mexico.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Romance, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about video games, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Donald Sutherland, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi
Rating63% 3.1980953.1980953.1980953.1980953.198095
In 2065, Earth is infested by alien life forms known as Phantoms. By physical contact Phantoms consume the Gaia spirit of living beings, killing them instantly, though a minor contact may only result in an infection. The surviving humans live in "barrier cities", areas protected by an energy shield that prevents Phantoms from entering, and are engaged in an ongoing struggle to free the planet. After being infected by a Phantom during one of her experiments, Aki Ross (Ming-Na) and her mentor, Doctor Sid (Donald Sutherland), uncover a means of defeating the Phantoms by gathering eight spirit signatures that, when joined, can negate the Phantoms. Aki is searching for the sixth spirit in the ruins of New York City when she is cornered by Phantoms but is rescued by Gray Edwards (Alec Baldwin) and his squad "Deep Eyes", consisting of Ryan Whittaker (Ving Rhames), Neil Fleming (Steve Buscemi) and Jane Proudfoot (Peri Gilpin). It is revealed that Gray was once romantically involved with Aki.
Big Trouble in Little China, 1h39
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Trucker films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Kung fu films
Actors Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong, Kate Burton
Rating72% 3.6491653.6491653.6491653.6491653.649165
Truck driver Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) and his friend, restaurant owner Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), go to the airport to pick up Wang's fiancée Miao Yin (Suzee Pai), who is arriving from China. A Chinese street gang, the Lords of Death, tries to kidnap another Chinese girl at the airport who is being met by her friend Gracie Law (Kim Cattrall), intending to sell her as a sex slave. After Jack intervenes, they take Miao Yin instead. In Jack's big-rig truck, he and Wang track the Lords of Death to the back alleys of Chinatown, where they find a funeral procession that quickly erupts into a street fight between the Chang Sing and Wing Kong, two ancient Chinese societies. When "The Three Storms" (Thunder, Rain, and Lightning) appear, slaughtering the Chang Sing, Jack tries to escape but runs over Lo Pan (James Hong), a powerful and legendary sorcerer, as well as the leader of the Wing Kong. Horrified, Jack exits his truck, only to find Lo Pan, who is merely annoyed. Wang hurriedly guides Jack through the alleys, escaping the carnage and mayhem, but Jack's truck is stolen.
The Thing
The Thing (1982)
, 1h49
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Charles Hallahan
Rating80% 4.049364.049364.049364.049364.04936
In the Antarctic, a Norwegian helicopter pursues an Alaskan Malamute to an American research station. Upon landing the helicopter, a Norwegian accidentally drops a thermite charge, destroying the helicopter. The surviving Norwegian pursues the dog, firing a rifle, until he is killed by Garry, the station commander. The Americans send a helicopter pilot, MacReady, and Dr. Copper to the Norwegian camp for answers, but they find only a charred ruin. Outside, they discover the burned remains of a humanoid corpse with two faces, which they bring back along with some video footage. Their biologist, Blair, performs an autopsy on the corpse, finding a normal set of human internal organs.
The Island
The Island (2005)
, 2h16
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Clonage, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about virginity
Actors Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan
Rating67% 3.399333.399333.399333.399333.39933
In the year 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta live with others in an isolated compound. Their community is governed by a set of strict rules. The residents believe that the outer world has become too contaminated for human life with the exception of one contagion-free island. Every week a lottery is conducted and the winner gets to leave the compound to live on the island.