History Film / EscapeFromLA

12th Jan '17 8:14:33 AM Mdumas43073
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America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become a [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.

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In 2013, America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become a [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.
12th Jan '17 8:13:13 AM Mdumas43073
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7th Nov '16 9:25:55 AM LuciaMoore
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* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: The real-life Shining Path has virtually no influence outside Peru while the Shining Path depicted in this film has conquered Latin America and preparing for an invasion of the US

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* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: The real-life Shining Path has virtually no influence outside Peru while the Shining Path depicted in this film has conquered Latin America and preparing for an invasion of the US US.
* HollywoodHealing: Averted. Snake is shot in the leg by Eddie partway through the movie and spends the rest of the film with a noticeable limp.
31st Oct '16 3:37:56 PM DaRatBastid
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: About a third of the way into the film this is PlayedForLaughs when Snake encounters [[spoiler: a cult of plastic surgery-addicted murderers led by the "Surgeon General of L.A."]]

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: About a third of the way into the film this is PlayedForLaughs when Snake encounters [[spoiler: a cult of plastic surgery-addicted murderers led by the "Surgeon General of L.A."]]Beverly Hills"]]



* AGodAmI: During the climax, when the President [[spoiler: when he sentences his daughter to be executed]], he corrupts one of the Bible's most recognized verses, putting himself in The Almighty's place (of course, given that he's President For Life of a theocratic dictatorship, it'd probably be surprising if he ''didn't'' develop a God complex).

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* AGodAmI: During the climax, when the President [[spoiler: when he sentences [[spoiler:sentences his daughter to be executed]], he corrupts one of the Bible's most recognized verses, putting himself in The Almighty's place (of course, given that he's President For Life of a theocratic dictatorship, it'd probably be surprising if he ''didn't'' develop a God complex).
29th Oct '16 7:23:51 AM Dravencour
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America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.

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America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become a [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.
4th Oct '16 11:41:24 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* GambitRoulette: The ending of the film relies entirely on this. [[spoiler: Snake's hijacked helicopter takes a hit from Cuervo Jones's [[DesperationAttack hail-mary rocket]], but since it was only grazed by it, it allows him to temporarily maintain flight instead of being blown out of the sky; he then uses the crash as a diversion. He plants a decoy mini-disk player on Utopia knowing she would be caught, it would be found, and would be thought the real Sword of Damocles. Plus, while Snake's use of the holo-cam is rather ingenious, it is reliant on knowing his infection is completely benign and that no one will attempt to administer the antidote or otherwise touch his projection prior to TheReveal.]]

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* GambitRoulette: The ending of the film relies entirely on this. [[spoiler: Snake's hijacked helicopter takes a hit from Cuervo Jones's [[DesperationAttack hail-mary rocket]], but since it was only grazed by it, it allows him to temporarily maintain flight instead of being blown out of the sky; he then uses the crash as a diversion. He plants a decoy mini-disk player on Utopia knowing she would be caught, it would be found, and would be thought the real Sword of Damocles. Plus, while Snake's use of the holo-cam is rather ingenious, it is reliant on knowing his infection is completely benign and that no one will attempt to administer the antidote or otherwise ruse would have been blown if anyone had decided to touch his projection prior to TheReveal.TheReveal, something that comes very close to happening in casual conversation.]]



-->'''President:''' [[spoiler: For he so loved his country, he gave his only seditious child.]]
-->'''Original Verse:''' For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son (...) [John 3:16]

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-->'''President:''' [[spoiler: For he so loved his country, he gave his only seditious child.]]
-->'''Original
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'''Original
Verse:''' For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son (...) [John 3:16]
13th Sep '16 8:15:03 AM JamesAustin
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'''Snake Plissken:''' [[HereWeGoAgain Sounds familiar]].

Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back in ''Escape from L.A.'', the 1996 sequel to Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.

America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. The President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.

Left with no options, Snake enters the fortified and barbwired city of Los Angeles; like New York before it, the city has become a prison with no guards and precious little order. As Plissken makes his way through ruins of what was once a vibrant and lively city, he both gains and loses allies, fights off loads of bad guys, and...

Well...

Let's just say the ending to this film is incredibly defiant and shocking for an action film -- even to people for whom ItWasHisSled.

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'''Snake Plissken:''' [[HereWeGoAgain Sounds familiar]].

Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back in
familiar.

''Escape from L.A.'', '' is the 1996 sequel to Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.

America has become even more {{dystopia}}n than it was in the earlier film: A [[ChurchMilitant theocratic]] [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] [[StrawCharacter Christian]] President (Cliff Robertson) has taken over control of the country, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles has become [[WretchedHive penal colony/no man's land/landfill/roach motel]] after breaking off of the US thanks to [[AfterTheEnd The Big One]]. As the film begins, an airplane escape pod has crash-landed in Los Angeles; this pod carried the President's daughter, Utopia (A. J. Langer), who has since sided with [[BigBad Cuervo Jones]] and taken the United State's super weapon -- a device that controls "The Sword of Damocles" satellite system, which would let the President hit any country in the world with an electromagnetic pulse -- with her. The Snake Plissken (Creator/KurtRussell) is back as the President drafts Snake into entering Los Angeles, retrieving the device, and executing his daughter for treason. His reward for a successful mission will be a full pardon...as well as an antidote to a virus injected into him to ensure his compliance, of course.

Left with no options, Snake enters the fortified and barbwired city of Los Angeles; like New York before it, the city has become a prison with no guards and precious little order. As Plissken makes his way through ruins of what was once a vibrant and lively city, he both gains and loses allies, allies and fights off loads of bad guys, and...

Well...

Let's just say the ending to this film is incredibly defiant and shocking for an action film -- even to people for whom ItWasHisSled.
guys.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Carried over from the first film; the film being released in 1996 and being set in 2013.



* AfterTheEnd: With the United States already speeding down CrapsackWorld Lane in 1998, an earthquake measuring 9.6 on the Richter Scale devastates Los Angeles in 2000 and happens to fulfill the prophecy of an [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics Activist Fundamentlist]] presidential candidate who is awarded a lifetime term of office.
* TheAlcatraz[=/=]PenalColony: Los Angeles, which has been separated from the mainland US by a massive earthquake, is now a prison for those deemed "unfit" to live in the new theocratic America. A Great Wall is built along the shoreline and the United States Police Force is encamped along it to prevent anyone from escaping back to the US.
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: As was the case with the previous installment, the title includes "Escape From", removing a bit of the dramatic tension concerning whether Snake will succeed or fail.

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* AfterTheEnd: With the United States already speeding down CrapsackWorld Lane in 1998, an earthquake measuring 9.6 on the Richter Scale devastates Los Angeles in 2000 and happens to fulfill the prophecy of an [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics Activist Fundamentlist]] {{Activist Fundamentalist|Antics}} presidential candidate who is awarded a lifetime term of office.
* TheAlcatraz[=/=]PenalColony: TheAlcatraz: Los Angeles, which has been separated from the mainland US by a massive earthquake, is now a prison for those deemed "unfit" to live in the new theocratic America. A Great Wall is built along the shoreline and the United States Police Force is encamped along it to prevent anyone from escaping back to the US.
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: As was the case with the previous installment, the title includes "Escape From", removing a bit of the dramatic tension concerning whether Snake will succeed or fail.
US.



* ArtisticLicense: To be expected, given its genre and setting.
** ArtisticLicenseBiology / BioAugmentation: about a third of the way into the film this is PlayedForLaughs when Snake encounters [[spoiler: a cult of plastic surgery-addicted murderers led by the "Surgeon General of L.A."]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Snake''': What are they?]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Taslima''': Surgical failures. They live here. Too many implants and face-lifts over the years... Their muscles turned to Jell-O. The only way they survive is to have fresh body parts transplanted over and over again.]]
** ArtisticLicenseGeology: The movie's introduction explains that L.A. was hit by a 9.6 earthquake. While not ''impossible'', it is incredibly unlikely that a magnitude greater than 9 could be reached along that particular fault.
** ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: Snake pilots a nuclear minisub to infiltrate the island, easily overloading the reactor by [[TimTaylorTechnology accelerating]] without causing a meltdown. The hologram projection device in his load-out also falls into this, as despite being the size of a hockey puck and equipped with a "mini-nuke battery", the battery only provides use for "about 8 minutes"
** ArtisticLicensePhysics: Perhaps too many to list, but here are a few:
*** The big threatening MacGuffin in the movie is the "Sword of Damocles", a network of space [=EMPs=] that will send the world back to the stone-age. In reality, most old technology is not susceptible to EMP disruption, and new tech can be shielded against such vulnerabilities. Considering the modern US military does for its equipment, it's reasonable to assume future-government tech should be able to shrug off such an attack.
*** Snake and Pipeline surf a tsunami. Given that even a normal wave can approach 100 mph and they were on land when the wave approached, it would simply envelop them rather than allow them to catch a ride.
*** By real-world standards, the hang gliders used to ambush the movie's CheGuevara clone stay aloft far too long, evidently floating on RuleOfCool.

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* ArtisticLicense: To be expected, given its genre and setting.
** ArtisticLicenseBiology / BioAugmentation: about
ArtisticLicenseBiology: About a third of the way into the film this is PlayedForLaughs when Snake encounters [[spoiler: a cult of plastic surgery-addicted murderers led by the "Surgeon General of L.A."]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Snake''': '''Snake:''' What are they?]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Taslima''': '''Taslima:''' Surgical failures. They live here. Too many implants and face-lifts over the years... Their muscles turned to Jell-O. The only way they survive is to have fresh body parts transplanted over and over again.]]
** * ArtisticLicenseGeology: The movie's introduction explains that L.A. was hit by a 9.6 earthquake. While not ''impossible'', it is incredibly unlikely that a magnitude greater than 9 could be reached along that particular fault.
** * ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: Snake pilots a nuclear minisub to infiltrate the island, easily overloading the reactor by [[TimTaylorTechnology accelerating]] without causing a meltdown. The hologram projection device in his load-out also falls into this, as despite being the size of a hockey puck and equipped with a "mini-nuke battery", the battery only provides use for "about 8 minutes"
** * ArtisticLicensePhysics: Perhaps too many to list, but here are a few:
*** ** The big threatening MacGuffin in the movie is the "Sword of Damocles", a network of space [=EMPs=] that will send the world back to the stone-age. In reality, most old technology is not susceptible to EMP disruption, and new tech can be shielded against such vulnerabilities. Considering the modern US military does for its equipment, it's reasonable to assume future-government tech should be able to shrug off such an attack.
*** ** Snake and Pipeline surf a tsunami. Given that even a normal wave can approach 100 mph and they were on land when the wave approached, it would simply envelop them rather than allow them to catch a ride.
*** ** By real-world standards, the hang gliders used to ambush the movie's CheGuevara clone stay aloft far too long, evidently floating on RuleOfCool.



* BioAugmentation: PlayedForLaughs when Snake encounters [[spoiler: a cult of plastic surgery-addicted murderers led by the "Surgeon General of L.A."]]



-->'''Malloy''': Stick matches. Plain, old-fashioned stick matches. Never know when you might need them.
* BoxedCrook: As in the [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork previous film.]]

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-->'''Malloy''': -->'''Malloy:''' Stick matches. Plain, old-fashioned stick matches. Never know when you might need them.
* BoxedCrook: As in the [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork previous film.]]film]], Snake is drafted by the President into entering Los Angeles to retrieve a MacGuffin.



-->'''Taslima''': What are you doing here in L.A?\\
'''Snake''': Dying.\\
'''Taslima''': But first you have to find something, right?

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-->'''Taslima''': -->'''Taslima:''' What are you doing here in L.A?\\
'''Snake''': '''Snake:''' Dying.\\
'''Taslima''': '''Taslima:''' But first you have to find something, right?



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Eddie switches sides constantly.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: "Maps to the Stars" Eddie switches sides constantly.



* DelusionsOfGrandeur: The President. During the climax, [[spoiler: when he sentences his daughter to be executed]], he corrupts one of the Bible's most recognized verses, putting himself in The Almighty's place (of course, given that he's President For Life of a theocratic dictatorship, it'd probably be surprising if he ''didn't'' develop a God complex).
-->'''President:''' [[spoiler: "For he so loved his country, he gave his only seditious child."]]
-->'''Original Verse:''' "For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son (...)" [John 3:16]



* DownerEnding: In spite of the ending's attempt to come off as more "bittersweet", it really is something of a downer: [[spoiler:Snake shuts down the whole world's electricity, causing the deaths of billions and turning the world into one big third-world country, instead of turning control of the world over to the President or Cuervo[=/=]the Shining Path.]]

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* DownerEnding: In spite of the ending's attempt to come off as more "bittersweet", it really is something of a downer: [[spoiler:Snake shuts down the whole world's electricity, causing the deaths of billions and turning the world into one big third-world country, instead of turning control of the world over to the President or Cuervo[=/=]the Shining Path.Path, which all but surely caused the deaths of billions and turned the world into one big third-world country.]]



* ForcedPrizeFight: In a variation, Snake has to win a steel-cage basketball game in order to escape/ If he misses a shot or lets the shot clock run out, he gets shot to pieces.

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* ForcedPrizeFight: In a variation, Snake has to win a steel-cage basketball game in order to escape/ escape. If he misses a shot or lets the shot clock run out, he gets shot to pieces.



* TheFundamentalist: The President, a mixture of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and Jerry Falwell, has turned America into a theocracy. For an added joke, he's played by a guy named Robertson.
* GambitRoulette: The ending of the film relies entirely on this. [[spoiler: Snake's hijacked helicopter takes a hit from Cuervo Jones's [[DesperationAttack hail-mary rocket]] that allows him to temporarily maintain flight instead of being blown out of the sky; he then uses the crash as a diversion. He plants a decoy mini-disk player on Utopia knowing she would be caught, it would be found, and would be thought the real Sword Of Damocles. Plus, while Snake's use of the holo-cam is rather ingenious, it is reliant on knowing his infection is completely benign and that no one will attempt to administer the antidote or otherwise touch his projection prior to TheReveal.]]
* AGodAmI: Implied with the President when he corrupts a Bible verse by putting himself in God's place.

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* TheFundamentalist: The President, a mixture of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and the duo of Jerry Falwell, Falwell and Pat Robertson, has turned America into a theocracy. For an added joke, he's played by a guy named Robertson.
* GambitRoulette: The ending of the film relies entirely on this. [[spoiler: Snake's hijacked helicopter takes a hit from Cuervo Jones's [[DesperationAttack hail-mary rocket]] that rocket]], but since it was only grazed by it, it allows him to temporarily maintain flight instead of being blown out of the sky; he then uses the crash as a diversion. He plants a decoy mini-disk player on Utopia knowing she would be caught, it would be found, and would be thought the real Sword Of of Damocles. Plus, while Snake's use of the holo-cam is rather ingenious, it is reliant on knowing his infection is completely benign and that no one will attempt to administer the antidote or otherwise touch his projection prior to TheReveal.]]
* AGodAmI: Implied with During the climax, when the President [[spoiler: when he sentences his daughter to be executed]], he corrupts a Bible verse by one of the Bible's most recognized verses, putting himself in God's place.The Almighty's place (of course, given that he's President For Life of a theocratic dictatorship, it'd probably be surprising if he ''didn't'' develop a God complex).
-->'''President:''' [[spoiler: For he so loved his country, he gave his only seditious child.]]
-->'''Original Verse:''' For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son (...) [John 3:16]



* IJustWantToBeFree: Arguably Snakes entire motivation. He just wants to get away and be left alone to his own devices.
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter :]] The president made it clear that he disowned his daughter. In fact, he was annoyed that his daughter was alive, and [[OffingTheOffspring prompted to execute her.]]

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* IJustWantToBeFree: Arguably Snakes Snake's entire motivation. He just wants to get away and be left alone to his own devices.
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter :]] IHaveNoSon: The president made it clear that he disowned his daughter. In fact, he was annoyed that his daughter was alive, and [[OffingTheOffspring prompted to execute her.]]



* InsistentTerminology / DoNotCallMePaul: In both ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and ''Escape from LA'', the U.S. government is on a LastNameBasis with protagonist Snake Plissken, to which he consistently replies, "Call me Snake". However, during the respective climaxes of both movies, when one of the government's men finally does call him Snake, he reverses his previous attitude with the reply "The name's Plissken".

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* InsistentTerminology / DoNotCallMePaul: InsistentTerminology: In both ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and ''Escape from LA'', the U.S. government is on a LastNameBasis with protagonist Snake Plissken, to which he consistently replies, "Call me Snake". However, during the respective climaxes of both movies, when one of the government's men finally does call him Snake, he reverses his previous attitude with the reply "The name's Plissken".



* LighterAndSofter: ''L.A.'' has little of the grittiness of ''New York'', and Snake is more of an ActionHero. [[SubvertedTrope Then again,]] ''[[SubvertedTrope L.A does]]'' [[SubvertedTrope a much bleaker ending]] where, instead of just trolling the president, Snake essentially [[spoiler:shuts down the earth's electricity supply, causing the deaths of billions. Something that Snake doesn't really seem to choked up about because he's even more pissed at the government than he was the first time.]]

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* LighterAndSofter: ''L.A.'' has little of the grittiness of ''New York'', and Snake is more of an ActionHero. [[SubvertedTrope Then again,]] ''[[SubvertedTrope L.A does]]'' [[SubvertedTrope again, ''L.A.'' does {{subvert|edTrope}} it with a much bleaker ending]] ending where, instead of just trolling the president, Snake essentially [[spoiler:shuts down the earth's electricity supply, causing plunging the deaths of billions.world into darkness. Something that Snake doesn't really seem to choked up about because he's even more pissed at the government than he was the first time.]]



* MacGuffin: The controller, [[spoiler:which activates the "Sword Of Damocles" defense system, an EMP cannon designed to destroy enemy nation's weaponry]].

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* MacGuffin: The controller, [[spoiler:which activates the "Sword Of of Damocles" defense system, an EMP cannon designed to destroy enemy nation's weaponry]].



** Carjack is a transsexual and uses the name Hershe without a y on the end ("her" + "she").

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** Carjack is a transsexual and uses the name Hershe without a y "y" on the end ("her" + "she").



* NinetiesAntiHero: Snake exemplifies this. He was even this [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork nine years before the nineties began]], making him an UrExample.
** There's an unusual reason for this. "Escape from L.A." was in development for ten years w/ a script commissioned in 1985. But then the project was shelved until the Northridge earthquake & L.A. riots revived interest, & filming began in 1995. But the fact that a delayed-sequel about an '80s anti-hero was in theaters just after ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was why it was a box office failure.

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* NinetiesAntiHero: Snake exemplifies this. He was even this [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork nine years before the nineties began]], making him an UrExample.
**
UrExample. There's an unusual reason for this. "Escape ''Escape from L.A." '' was in development for ten years w/ with a script commissioned in 1985. But then the project was shelved until the Northridge earthquake & and L.A. riots revived interest, & and filming began in 1995. But the fact that a delayed-sequel about an '80s anti-hero was in theaters just after ''Film/IndependenceDay'' was why it was a box office failure.



* OhCrap: Snake, upon realizing that the cut on his hand he received in the hall infected him with the Plutoxin-7 virus.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Snake, upon realizing that the cut on his hand he received in the hall infected him with the Plutoxin-7 virus.



* PenalColony: After being separated from the mainland US by a massive earthquake, Los Angeles is now a prison for those deemed "unfit" to live in the new theocratic America. A Great Wall is built along the shoreline and the United States Police Force is encamped along it to prevent anyone from escaping back to the US.



* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: The Sword of Damocles

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* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: The Sword of DamoclesDamocles.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Carried over from the first film.



* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: "Map To The Stars" Eddie's reaction upon seeing Snake following him on the tsunami.

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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: "Map To The to the Stars" Eddie's reaction upon seeing Snake following him on the tsunami.
16th Aug '16 12:00:13 AM MrKosta
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'''Snake Plissken:''' Sounds familiar.

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'''Snake Plissken:''' [[HereWeGoAgain Sounds familiar.
familiar]].
9th Aug '16 4:17:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* SuddenlySignificantCity: After a PresidentEvil rises to power in post-WorldWarIII and post-CaliforniaCollapse America, he moves the capital to his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia.
4th Aug '16 1:47:45 PM erforce
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* SameStoryDifferentNames: EscapeFromLA is basically an act-for-act rehash of ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', even down to some very unlikely coincidences for Snake, such as his meeting a sympathetic female character that happens to die shortly after they meet, being forced to compete in a DeadlyGame for his freedom, or the person that helps him escape the prison being someone he worked with before, and also someone that double-crossed him ''and'' is going by another identity, complete with InsistentTerminology regarding their new name. It even has the same ending, wherein Snake uses the MacGuffin to double-cross the BigBad after his ExactTimeToFailure is rendered moot.

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* SameStoryDifferentNames: EscapeFromLA ''Escape from L.A.'' is basically an act-for-act rehash of ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', even down to some very unlikely coincidences for Snake, such as his meeting a sympathetic female character that happens to die shortly after they meet, being forced to compete in a DeadlyGame for his freedom, or the person that helps him escape the prison being someone he worked with before, and also someone that double-crossed him ''and'' is going by another identity, complete with InsistentTerminology regarding their new name. It even has the same ending, wherein Snake uses the MacGuffin to double-cross the BigBad after his ExactTimeToFailure is rendered moot.
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