->'''LEAVE THE BRONX.''' Sign up for a new house in enchanting New Mexico.

''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.]]]]

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.

Trash saves an IntrepidReporter who nearly died trying to expose the truth of the GCC's actions, and she suggests a more direct way to stop the GCC -- kidnap the company's president and hold him hostage!

For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S07E05Escape2000 episode recap page]].

Not to be confused with the Ozploitation film ''TurkeyShoot'', which was also marketed as ''Escape 2000'' in the US.

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!!''1990: The Bronx Warriors'' and ''Escape from the Bronx/Escape 2000'' contain examples of:

* 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'']].
* AndThatsTerrible
-->'''Moon Grey''': And the GC Corporation ''sucks!''
* {{Badass}}: Really this whole "leave the Bronx" thing probably would've worked a lot better if Trash wasn't in town that week.
* 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.]]
* BoisterousBruiser: Dablone, a musclebound gang leader who chews the scenery ''with gusto''.
* BottomlessMagazines
* 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''.
* CampGay: Some of Dablone's rebels look more like a Broadway musical cast.
* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: [-LEAVE THE BRONX! YOU ARE ORDERED TO LEAVE THE BRONX!-]
* ClusterFBomb: Examples abound.
-->'''Trash''': You fuck! It could be a pile of shit from someone's asshole!
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: President Clark, everyone from the Manhattan Corporation.
** '''[[Series/BabylonFive President Clark!?!]]'''
** 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.]]
* TheDragon: Floyd Wengler
* DullSurprise: Trash. Unsurprising since Mark Gregory was a salesman at a shoe store in Rome before Castellari spotted him and made him the lead in these films.
* DumbMuscle: This was probably not the intention but Trash certainly comes off as this, although moreso in the second film than the first.
* EightiesHair: Trash looks like the drummer from Ratt...'s brother.
* [[EveryCarIsAPinto Every Car/Helicopter Is A Pinto]]: And all it takes is a few shots from a little revolver. Who knew?
** Apparently Ford vans will explode if you shoot them with a shotgun.
* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions: Might be one of the best examples.
* 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-].
* EyepatchOfPower: Big Little Man, one of Toblerone's henchmen.
* GangOfHats
* HiddenElfVillage: Dablone tries running his underground hideout like one of these under [-THE BRONX-]; it doesn't work out that well.
* IntrepidReporter: Moon Grey and her photographer friend.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KillEmAll: Both films end this way more or less.
** ''1990: The Bronx Warriors'': Trash escapes from Ogre's burning compound [[spoiler: dragging Hammer's body behind his motorcycle]] after [[spoiler: the National Guard kill the rest of the cast after Hammer kills Ann.]]
** ''Escape 2000'': Of the main cast only [[spoiler: Strike, Junior and Trash]] are left alive in war-torn [-THE BRONX-].
* KillItWithFire: Both movies have {{Mooks}} wielding flamethrowers.
* LargeHam: There is no ham too large for DABLONE, eh!? '''[[RunningGag AH-HA-HA-HA!]]'''
** Unless you count the incomparable Henry Silva. '''''PRO-CEEEED!!!'''''
*** Sugar in his coffee makes him '''''CRAZY!'''''
* MadeOfExplodium: Damn near everything.
* ManOnFire: Several, in fact.
* MegaCorp
* TheMockbuster: The title is an obvious cash-in of ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''. The similarities don't end there, but then again, the plots are completely different.
* {{Mooks}}: Oh so many, on both sides.
* NonIndicativeName: It's not really an escape ''from'' [-THE BRONX-]. They're ''welcome'' to [-LEAVE THE BRONX-]. The entire point is ''not'' to [-LEAVE THE BRONX-].
* NonRoyalPrincess: Ann in the first film. She's the daughter of the Manhattan Corporation's president.
* NowWhat: ''Escape 2000'''s ending suggests that this is what Trash is thinking.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Moon Grey, AKA the Rat Woman.
* PsychoForHire: Wengler.
* PyrrhicVictory: Sure Trash manages to stay in the Bronx, but [[spoiler: only Junior and Strike survive and everybody else who helped him or wanted to stay in the Bronx is dead, his family is dead, the gangs were completely wiped out, his girlfriend from the first movie is dead, half of the Bronx was destroyed and/or demolished in the battle, the two reporters that tried to expose GCC's genocide in the Bronx are dead, and the [[MegaCorp General Construction Corporation]], the company made the whole mess to begin with is still at large.]]
* RebelliousPrincess: Ann.
* ReleasedToElsewhere: [-LEAVE THE BRONX-]
** They're being relocated to New Mexico, though if this is true or a lie is anybody's guess.
* 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]].
* TheStrategist: Strike, the master criminal our anti-heroes persuade to help kidnap the GCC president.
** Moon Grey might count as well, since she's the one who thought up the kidnapping plan to begin with.
* [[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.
* TagalongKid: Junior, Strike's son.
* UnfortunateNames: One must wonder what kind of parents would think ''Trash'' is a good name for their son.
* UnknownRival: Trash and Wengler never meet nor share a single scene together trough all of ''Escape 2000''. Trash never even knows of his existence or plans, and [[spoiler: kills him]] only because the other tried to run him over with a truck and shot him in the process.
* WretchedHive: [-THE BRONX-]
* 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.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Bye bye [[spoiler: President Clark.]]
* YouKilledMyFather
* YouLookFamiliar: President Clark from the second film is played by Ennio Girolami, who appears in the first film as an arms company executive. He's also the director's brother.
* YouMonster: Floyd Wengler is said to be this.
-->'''Moon Grey''': ''[to a press conference]'' Now we all know who Floyd Wengler is: a torturer, an expelled prison warder, a KILLER!
-->'''Floyd''': [[CardCarryingVillain Mister President...I'm worse than anybody.]]


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