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Escape from L.A.

Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 101 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1996

Starring: Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Cliff Robertson, Peter Fonda, Georges Corraface, Bruce Campbell, Pam Grier

In 2013, the United States president (Cliff Robertson) is exiling all citizens who don’t conform to his hyper-conservative views to Los Angeles, which became an island after a huge earthquake. But, when the president’s daughter nabs the detonator to her dad’s apocalyptic weapon and sneaks into L.A. to be with the rebel leader she loves, the government taps commando-turned-crook Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) to retrieve the young woman. And, if he doesn’t succeed quickly, he’ll be executed.