History Film / Escape2000

21st Mar '16 3:59:20 PM Prfnoff
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21st Mar '16 3:57:47 PM Prfnoff
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''Escape 2000'', originally known as ''Escape from the Bronx'', is the 1983 sequel to the 1982 post-apocalyptic action film ''[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1990]]: The Bronx Warriors'', which [[XMeetsY combined]] ''Film/TheWarriors'' with ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' in its tale of {{Rebellious|Princess}} NonRoyalPrincess Ann falling in love with biker punk [[TheHero Trash]] as they try to stop her family's MegaCorp from oppressing the WretchedHive that is [-THE-] "future" [-BRONX-]. [[spoiler:[[ShootTheShaggyDog Things don't go well.]]]]

Years later, a new MegaCorp, the General Construction Corporation, is planning to put the entirety of [-THE BRONX-] through urban renewal, and their Mooks are forcing people to "[-LEAVE THE BRONX-]" for [[ReleasedToElsewhere new houses in New Mexico]] by any means necessary -- one way or another. Trash and a few others continue to fight on the surface, but many of the gangs, led by textbook BoisterousBruiser [[TheToblerone Dablone]], are content to hide underground until everything blows over.

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''Escape 2000'', originally known as ''Escape from the Bronx'', is the 1983 sequel to the 1982 post-apocalyptic action film ''[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1990]]: The Bronx Warriors'', which [[XMeetsY combined]] ''Film/TheWarriors'' with ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' in its tale of {{Rebellious|Princess}} NonRoyalPrincess Ann falling in love with biker punk [[TheHero Trash]] (Mark Gregory) as they try to stop her family's MegaCorp from oppressing the WretchedHive that is [-THE-] "future" [-BRONX-]. [[spoiler:[[ShootTheShaggyDog Things don't go well.]]]]

Years later, a new MegaCorp, the General Construction Corporation, is planning to put the entirety of [-THE BRONX-] through urban renewal, and their Mooks are forcing people to "[-LEAVE THE BRONX-]" for [[ReleasedToElsewhere new houses in New Mexico]] by any means necessary -- one way or another. Trash and a few others continue to fight on the surface, but many of the gangs, led by textbook BoisterousBruiser [[TheToblerone Dablone]], Dablone]] (Antonio Sabato), are content to hide underground until everything blows over.
11th Mar '16 10:19:36 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: ''1990: The Bronx Warriors'' has the unnamed Vice President of the Manhattan Corporation, who sends [[PsychoForHire Hammer]] to go after Ann.
11th Mar '16 9:39:58 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle: ''1990: The Bronx Warriors''


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* {{Trope 2000}}
26th Jan '16 6:13:22 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* EvilVersusEvil: The company wants to use lethal force to drive out the citizens of [-THE BRONX-], while the "heroes" want to preserve [-THE BRONX-] as is to continue selling drugs and ruling through the use of gang violence. Either way, it sucks to be an ordinary citizen in [-THE BRONX-].

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* EvilVersusEvil: The company wants to use lethal force to drive out the citizens of [-THE BRONX-], while the "heroes" want to preserve [-THE BRONX-] as is to continue selling drugs and ruling through the use of citizens with gang violence. violence, crime and fear. Either way, it sucks must ''really'' suck to be an ordinary citizen in [-THE BRONX-].
19th Oct '15 7:20:03 PM AnotherGuy
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: Bordering on BlackAndBlackMorality if not for Moon, who at least as the best interests of the people at heart, though she believes TheEndsJustifyTheMeans.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: Bordering on BlackAndBlackMorality if not for Moon, who at least as the best interests of the people at heart, though she believes TheEndsJustifyTheMeans.is a WellIntentionedExtremist herself.
19th Oct '15 7:19:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: Bordering on BlackAndBlackMorality if not for Moon, who at least as the best interests of the people at heart, though she believes TheEndsJustifyTheMeans.
27th Aug '15 7:05:11 PM nombretomado
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** It should be noted, however, that in the complete version (since the MST3K episode edited some footage out due to time issues) [[spoiler:Junior kills Hoffman with a grenade]].

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** It should be noted, however, that in the complete version (since the MST3K ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode edited some footage out due to time issues) [[spoiler:Junior kills Hoffman with a grenade]].
11th Aug '15 3:53:09 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Jun '15 9:20:50 PM Angeldeb82
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''Escape 2000'', originally known as ''Escape from the Bronx'', is the 1983 sequel to the 1982 post-apocalyptic action film ''[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1990]]: The Bronx Warriors'', which [[XMeetsY combined]] ''Film/TheWarriors'' with ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' in its tale of [[RebelliousPrincess Rebellious]] NonRoyalPrincess Ann falling in love with biker punk [[TheHero Trash]] as they try to stop her family's MegaCorp from oppressing the WretchedHive that is [-THE-] "future" [-BRONX-]. [[spoiler:[[ShootTheShaggyDog Things don't go well.]]]]

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''Escape 2000'', originally known as ''Escape from the Bronx'', is the 1983 sequel to the 1982 post-apocalyptic action film ''[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1990]]: The Bronx Warriors'', which [[XMeetsY combined]] ''Film/TheWarriors'' with ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' in its tale of [[RebelliousPrincess Rebellious]] {{Rebellious|Princess}} NonRoyalPrincess Ann falling in love with biker punk [[TheHero Trash]] as they try to stop her family's MegaCorp from oppressing the WretchedHive that is [-THE-] "future" [-BRONX-]. [[spoiler:[[ShootTheShaggyDog Things don't go well.]]]]



* AMillionIsAStatistic: Both in-universe, GCC causing a ''genocide'' in the Bronx and showing no remorse whatsoever; and the movie itself, due to the sheer number of mooks, civilians, and secondary characters in both sides, [[spoiler: and all sans two of them wind up dead by the end of ''Escape 2000'']].



* ArtisticLicenseGeography: [-THE BRONX-] has always been known for its scenic views of Lower Manhattan, and the Williamsburg Bridge is the best way to get to Riverdale.
** In all fairness, ''Queens Warriors'' and ''Escape from Queens'' would be lousy titles for a dystopian action film.



* TheBadGuyWins: The new president of the company had already seized control, successfully pinned the deaths from the final battle on the gangs before it was even fought and can probably refresh his forces with a single job fair. Meanwhile Wengler (the most unstable and publicly criticized element of his company) and the entire resistance are all dead leaving the area open to development.
** It should be noted, however, that in the complete version (since the MST3K episode edited some footage out due to time issues) [[spoiler:Junior kills Hoffman with a grenade.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: The new president of the company had already seized control, successfully pinned the deaths from the final battle on the gangs before it was even fought fought, and can probably refresh his forces with a single job fair. Meanwhile Wengler (the most unstable and publicly criticized element of his company) and the entire resistance are all dead leaving the area open to development.
** It should be noted, however, that in the complete version (since the MST3K episode edited some footage out due to time issues) [[spoiler:Junior kills Hoffman with a grenade.]] grenade]].



* BrickJoke: Trash gets his team out of a confrontation with the tapdancing Ironmen in the first film by promising to sleep with their leader. In the second film she has a [[TheCameo cameo]] and tells Trash "listen honey, I am ''still'' waiting."
* TheCameo: Director [[Creator/EnzoGCastellari Enzo G. Castellari]] appears as a corporate flunky in ''Bronx Warriors'' and the mustachioed radio operator in ''Escape 2000''.

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* BrickJoke: Trash gets his team out of a confrontation with the tapdancing Ironmen in the first film by promising to sleep with their leader. In the second film she has a [[TheCameo cameo]] and tells Trash "listen "listen, honey, I am ''still'' waiting."
* TheCameo: Director [[Creator/EnzoGCastellari Enzo G. Castellari]] Creator/EnzoGCastellari appears as a corporate flunky in ''Bronx Warriors'' and the mustachioed radio operator in ''Escape 2000''.



** Actually, Clark is an altar boy compared to [[spoiler: his assistant Hoffman, who uses Henry Silva to bump him off and take over as President.]]

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** Actually, Clark is an altar boy compared to [[spoiler: his assistant Hoffman, who uses Henry Silva to bump him off and take over as President.]]President]].



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Moon Grey, AKA the Rat Woman.



* [[EveryCarIsAPinto Every Car/Helicopter Is A Pinto]]: And all it takes is a few shots from a little revolver. Who knew?

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* [[EveryCarIsAPinto Every Car/Helicopter Is A a Pinto]]: And all it takes is a few shots from a little revolver. Who knew?



* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions: Might be one of the best examples.



* AMillionIsAStatistic: Both in-universe, GCC causing a ''genocide'' in the Bronx and showing no remorse whatsoever; and the movie itself, due to the sheer number of mooks, civilians, and secondary characters in both sides, [[spoiler: and all sans two of them wind up dead by the end of ''Escape 2000'']].



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Moon Grey, AKA the Rat Woman.



* RevolversAreJustBetter: Trash racks up an [[OneManArmy impressive body count]] with just a small handgun, even managing to [[EveryCarIsAPinto destroy a helicopter with it.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Vice President Hoffman]].

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Trash racks up an [[OneManArmy impressive body count]] with just a small handgun, even managing to [[EveryCarIsAPinto destroy a helicopter with it.]]
it]].
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Vice President Hoffman]].Hoffman.]]



* [[ShroudedinMyth Shrouded In Mystery]]: Mark Gregory (Trash) vanished from public view and quit acting in about 1989 and hasn't been seen or heard of ever since.

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* [[ShroudedinMyth Shrouded In Mystery]]: StuffBlowingUp: Might be one of the best examples.
* {{Shrouded in My|th}}stery:
Mark Gregory (Trash) vanished from public view and quit acting in about 1989 and hasn't been seen or heard of ever since.



* YouFailGeographyForever: [-THE BRONX-] has always been known for its scenic views of Lower Manhattan, and the Williamsburg Bridge is the best way to get to Riverdale.
** In all fairness, ''Queens Warriors'' and ''Escape from Queens'' would be lousy titles for a dystopian action film.
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