Orange (14) - Escape From L.A.
Label: Hellcat Records - 80495-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
Escape from L. The film received a mixed reception and was a box-office bomb. InLos Angeles has become immensely crime-ridden and decadent, ultimately being directly governed and patrolled by the recently created United States Police Force. Two years later, on August 23,a massive earthquake strikes the city, the San Fernando Valley floods, and the Los Angeles area turns into an island from Malibu to Anaheim.
A theocratic presidential candidate declares Los Angeles to be sinful and punished by God. When he is elected president for life, he declares that anyone not conforming to the new "Moral America" laws that he creates, which ban such things as tobacco, alcoholic beverages, recreational drugs, red meat, firearms, profanity, atheismfreedom of religion, and extramarital sex will be stripped of their citizenship and deported to Los Angeles Island unless they repent and choose death by electrocution.
A containment wall is built around the island, armed guards and watchtowers are posted, and those sent to the island are exiled permanently.
InCuervo Jones, a Shining Path Peruvian Revolutionary, seduces the President's daughter, Utopia, via a holographic system and brainwashes her into stealing her father's remote control to the " Sword of Damocles " super weapon, a series of satellites capable of rendering all electronic devices anywhere on the planet useless. The President intends to use the system to destroy US enemies' ability to function and eventually dominate the world.
With the satellites under his control, Cuervo promises to take back the United States with the assistance of an allied invasion force of third world Orange (14) - Escape From L.A.
that are standing by Orange (14) - Escape From L.A. attack. Cuervo claims that if the President tries to stop him, he will "pull the plug" on the country and black out the capital. Cuervo also knows the secret world code that can knock out power for the entire planet. Snake Plissken is captured for another series of crimes and is scheduled to be exiled to island. Upon his arrival for deportation, Snake meets Orange (14) - Escape From L.A.
president and is offered the mission of retrieving the weapon. The President says he will give him a full pardon if he is successful. The president indicates he does not care if Utopia is returned or not, declaring her a traitor. To ensure his compliance, Snake is infected with the manmade Plutoxin 7 virus that will kill him within 10 hours.
If he completes the mission, Snake will be cured. Snake is given an assault rifle, a personal holographic projector, a thermal-camouflage overcoat, and a countdown clock for how long he has to live. Snake sneaks into the city with a mini submarine that he loses when the platform it landed on crumbles, causing the sub to sink. Making his way across the island, Snake meets "Map to the Stars" Eddie, a swindler who sells interactive tours of Los Angeles.
Snake defeats Cuervo at his staging area You Better Run - Various - Desperate Rock N Roll Vol.3 the Happy Kingdom by the Sea in Anaheim and takes the remote control.
Snake leaves the island with Utopia and some other Cuervo resistors in a helicopter. Cuervo shoots at it with a rocket launcher just before Eddie kills him, but seeing the incoming rocket, Eddie leaps off the chopper, landing on Clifford Adams - Loves Gonna Get You awning.
The rocket hits the chopper and kills those in the back of the chopper but also causes a fire; Snake and Utopia bail out before it crashes. When the president's men reach the crash site, Commander Malloy believes that Snake is trying to trick the President by giving him the wrong remote and proceeds to find another one on Utopia. After checking the disc inside, Commander Malloy announces that they will take the one that Utopia unknowingly had in her possession.
The president then has his men take Utopia to the electric chair despite her pleas for forgiveness. The Plutoxin 7 virus is revealed to be nothing more than a fast, hard-hitting case of the flu. The president tries to use the satellites to stop a Cuban invasion force threatening Florida. The president orders Snake's execution, but Snake previously activated his Orange (14) - Escape From L.A.
projector, and the Snake who gets shot is an illusion. Snake activates the real control device, entering the world code and ending all technological activity on the planet, against pleas to stop. At the deportation center, Utopia expresses her delight that Snake shut down the Earth and thus saved her. Snake lights a cigarette and blows out the match used to light it, uttering, "Welcome Billy - Nik Kershaw - 15 Minutes the human race.
The film was in development for over 10 years. At one point, a script was commissioned in and was written by screenwriter Coleman Luck, with Dino De Laurentiis 's company producing.
Carpenter later described the script as "too light, too campy". Carpenter insists that Russell's persistence allowed the film to be made, since "Snake Plissken was a character he loved and wanted to play again. The site's consensus reads: " Escape from L. Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote that the film's in-jokes "go a long way toward keeping afloat a hopelessly choppy adventure spoof that doesn't even to try to match the ghoulish surrealism of its forerunner.
In a retrospective, Alan Zilberman of The Atlantic called Snake Plissken "a pro-nostalgia antihero, disgusted by the world around him. Ten times better. They both had their strengths and weaknesses. You just wait. People will say, you know, what was wrong with me? The film's score has been released twice, the first on both CD and cassette by Milan Records in and again as an expanded CD release by specialty label La-La Land Records in that featured pieces of music that were recorded for but ultimately cut from the film.
Snake has robbed Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control of some engineered metaviruses and is looking for buyers in Chicago. Finding himself in a deal that's really a set-up, he makes his getaway and exacts revenge on the buyer for ratting him out to the United States Police Force.
In the meantime, a government lab has built a robot called ATACS Autonomous Tracking Orange (14) - Escape From L.A. Combat System that can catch criminals by imprinting their personalities upon its program in order to predict and anticipate a Orange (14) - Escape From L.A. criminal's every move. The robot's first test subject is Snake. Snake punches the machine and destroys it, reasoning, "I don't need the competition.
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