Escape from L.A.

1996 film by John Carpenter

Escape from L.A. is a 1996 American science fiction movie directed by John Carpenter. It stars Kurt Russell, Cliff Robertson, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Stacy Keach, Bruce Campbell, and Pam Grier. Robertson replaced Donald Pleasence as President due to his death in 1995. It was sequel for Escape from New York. It was released on August 9, 1996.

Escape From L.A.
Directed byJohn Carpenter
Produced byDebra Hill
Kurt Russell
Written byJohn Carpenter
Debra Hill
Kurt Russell
Based onCharacters created by
John Carpenter
Nick Castle
StarringKurt Russell
Stacy Keach
Steve Buscemi
Peter Fonda
Georges Corraface
Cliff Robertson
Michelle Forbes
Music byJohn Carpenter
Shirley Walker
CinematographyGary B. Kibbe
Edited byEdward A. Warschilka
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
August 9, 1996[1]
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$50 million[2]
Box office$25,426,861[2]


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