Trivia / Escape from L.A.

  • Dyeing for Your Art: Averted. It was expected that Kurt Russell would have to work out or a new costume would have to be made for the actor because it had been 15 years since Escape from New York. As it turned out, Russell kept himself in such good shape that the original costume fit without needing any alterations.
  • Fountain of Expies: Most of the major characters in this are fulfilling a role similar to that in Escape from New York.
    • Cuervo Jones -> The Duke
    • Map To The Stars Eddie -> Cabbie
    • Carjack Malone/Hershey Las Palmas -> Brain
    • Malloy -> Bob Hauk
    • In fact, the only major character who isn't an Expy is Snake.
  • Real-Life Relative: One of the orphans seen early on in the film is, in fact, Kurt Russell's own son, Wyatt.
  • What Could Have Been: In the original script Taslima was explicitly a Brainless Beauty ("the face of a Persian princess...and basically has an IQ of around 50" as the script puts it.)
  • Written by Cast Member: Kurt Russell served as co-writer. The ending was his idea.

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