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The Great 'Escape'? [New York Daily News/Jan 11/1996/US] By A.J. Benza & Michael Lewittes
Apocalypse 2013 [The Los Angeles Times/Feb 04/1996] By Patrick Goldstein
For Russell, No Escape From His First Action Role [USA Today/Apr 06/1996/US] By Tom Green
Mark and Brian Get Bits From Kurt Russell [Arizona Daily Star/May 15/1996/US] By Fred Shuster
Snake's Back In 'Escape From L.A.' [The Patriot News/Jul 15/1996/US] By Ian Spelling
Role Haunts Russell [The Calgary Sunday Sun/Jul 28/1996/CA] By Louis B. Hobson
Carpenter Build An Anything Goes Plot [Houston Chronicle/Aug 02/1996/US] By Lewis B. Parks
'Escape' Artist [San Antonio Express-News/Aug 02/1996/US] By Larry Ratliff
The Escape Artist [Chicago Sun Times/Aug 04/1996/US] By Bob Strauss
'Escape' Premise Absurd [The Sentinel/Aug 04/1996/US] By Scott Collins
Here Snake Comes To Save The Day [Orange County Register/Aug 06/1996/US] By Barry Koltnow
'Escape' Sequel Looks To Bury L.A. [The Flint Journal/Aug 07/1996/US] By Ed Bradley
This 'Snake's' Not Trying To Be A Charmer [New York Daily News/Aug 07/1996/US] By Lewis Beale
Kurt Russell On Change, Video And His Role As Snake [USA Today/Aug 07/1996/US] By Jack Garner
Hissssssstory Repeats Itself [St. Paul Pioneer Press/Aug 08/1996/US] By Chris Hewitt
From Elvis To Snake: Kurt Plays 'Em All [The Province/Aug 08/1996/CA] By Damian Inwood
Carpenter Offers Another 'Escape' For Sci-Fi Fans [The Star Ledger/Aug 08/1996/US] By Allen Barra
Wacko President Hails From Virginia In 'Escape From L.A.' [The Virginian-Pilot/Aug 08/1996/US] By Mal Vincent
Escapist Entertainment [Winnipeg Free Press/Aug 08/1996/CA] By Lindor Reynolds
Kurt Is Back In Snake's Original Threads [Calgary Herald/Aug 09/1996/CA] By Kirstie McLellan
Shake, Rattle And Roll [Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Aug 09/1996/US] By Michael H. Price
Apocalypse Here [Los Angeles Daily News/Aug 09/1996/US] By Bob Strauss
From Disney Moppet To High-Paid Leading Man [San Pedro News-Pilot/Aug 09/1996/US] By Joey Berlin and Jeff Shore
Russell Shines Through Numerous Movie Roles [The Daily Oklahoman/Aug 09/1996/US] By Bobby Rockel
Snake Plissken Returns For More In New 'Escape' [The Herald-News/Aug 09/1996/US] By Winnie Bonelli
'That Cool Bad' Guy Is Back [The Kansas City Star/Aug 09/1996/US] By Ward W. Triplett III
A Great Escape [The Morning Call/Aug 09/1996/US] By Paul Willistein
From Child Star To Action Hero [The Star-Ledger/Aug 09/1996/US] By Henry Cabot Beck
Crafty Carpenter Enjoys Own 'Escape' [The Tampa Tribune/Aug 09/1996/US] By Bob Ross
Russell's In A Venomous Mood [The Windsor Star/Aug 09/1996/CA] By Jamie Portman
'Coolest Bad Guy' Snake Is Back [Houston Chronicle/Aug 10/1996/US] By Louis B. Parks
There's Simply No Escape From The L.A. Jokes [The Los Angeles Times/Aug 10/1996/US] By Steven Smith
Carpenter Laughs At The Apocalypse In His Latest 'Escape' [The News Tribune/Aug 10/1996/US] By Soren Anderson
John Carpenter Indulges Himself With A Great 'Escape' [The Buffalo News/Aug 11/1996/US] By Jeff Simon
Carpenter Keeps Same Focus Regardless Of Film Budget [The Plain Dealer/Aug 11/1996/US] By Sheila Simmons
In 'Escape', Carpenter Sets His Rebellious Nature Free [USA Today/Aug 12/1996/US] By Elizabeth Snead
The Reprehensible VS. The Righteous: A Cinematic Battle [Southern Illinoisan/Aug 24/1996/US] By Steve Rabey
Escape From Typecasting Resentment [The Herald-Palladium/Aug 25/1996/US] By Douglas J. Rowe
Dystopian Dremin': L.A. Goes To Pieces [Again] [LA Weekly/Aug 29/1996/US] By David L. Ulin



Escape From L.A. [Fangoria/Issue 153/Jun/1996/US] By Anthony C. Ferrante




Escape From L.A. [Cinefantastique/
Vol 27/Issue 11-12/Jul/1996/US] By Michael Beeler



Fires... Floods... Riots... Earthquakes... John Carpenter! [DGA/Jul-Aug/1996/US] By Ted Elrick



Escape From L.A. [Cinefantastique/
Vol 28/Issue 1/Aug/1996/US] By Michael Beeler



Urban Renewal By Dean Lamanna/Riding The Wave By Ron Magid [Cinescape/Vol 2/Issue 11/Aug/1996/US]



The Great Escape [Details/Vol 15/Issue 3/Aug/1996/US] By Stephen Saban



The Getaway
[Entertainment Weekly/Issue 340/Aug 16/1996/US] By Tom Russo



To Live And Die In Escape From L.A./
Rick Baker Cuts Up [Fangoria/Issue 155/Aug/1996/US] By Anthony C. Ferrante



Escape From L.A. [Film Score Monthly/Issue 72/Aug/1996/US] By Daniel Schweiger




Make Or Breakout
[Flicks/Vol 9/Issue 8/Aug/1996/UK]



Planning Another Escape [International Photographer/Aug/1996/US] By Pauline Rogers



The Last Bad Boy [Sci-Fi Entertainment/Vol 3/Issue 2/Aug/1996/US] By Lisa Stone Maccarillo



Snake's Newest Escape [Starlog Yearbook/Vol 14/Aug/1996/US] By Marc Shapiro




Escape From L.A. [Tribute/Vol 13/Issue 5/Aug/1996/CA] By Jim Slotek




Escape Artists
By Michael X. Fererro/Effecting A New Escape By Ron Magid [American Cinematographer/Vol 77/Issue 9/Sep/1996/US]



Escape From L.A./Director John Carpenter/Costume Design/Production Design/Trashing Los Angeles [Cinefantastique/Vol 28/Issue 2/Sep/1996/US] By Michael Beeler



Hasta La Buena Vista [Cinefex/Issue 67/Sep/1996/US] By Mark Cotta Vaz



The Future Is Now [Cinescape/Vol 2/Issue 58/Sep-Oct/1996/US] By Ron Magid



Coming Back To Escape [Fangoria/Issue 156/Sep/1996/US] By
Anthony C. Ferrante



Snake Bites/Wild Thang [Flicks/Vol 9/Issue 9/Sep/1996/UK] By Quentin Falk



Escape From L.A.
[Infinity/Issue 2/Sep/1996/UK] By Randy Christian



The Great Escape [Melody Maker
/Vol 73/Issue 39/Sep 28/1996/UK] By Allan Jones



Getaway Out West! [New Musical Express/Sep 28/1996/UK] By Tommy Udo



Carpenter And Russell Reunite In The Eagerly Awaited Escape From L.A. [Science Fiction Age/Vol 4/Issue 6/Sep/1996/US] By Dan Perez



Escape Clause By
Robert Meyer Burnett/Levelling The Left Coast By Andrew O. Thompson [Sci-Fi Universe/Vol 3/Issue 1/Sep/1996/US]



Escape Artists [Starburst/Issue 217/Vol 19/Issue 1/Sep/1996/UK] By Alan Jones



Bad Man's World/Designing Escapes [Starlog/Issue 230/Sep/1996/US] By Marc Shapiro



Back In Snake's Skin [Fangoria/Issue 157/Oct/1996/US] By
Anthony C. Ferrante



Seeing With Snake Eyes [Extended] [Talking Pictures/Issue 18/Summer/1996/UK] By Carol Allen




Joseph B. Mauceri Makes His Escape From L.A. With Director John Carpenter [World of Fandom/Vol 2/Issue 27/Summer/1996/US] By Joseph B. Mauceri



Breaking Loose [Flicks/Vol 9/Issue 10/Oct/1996/UK] By James Cameron-Wilson




The Escapist [Juice/Issue 44/Oct/1996/AU] By Michele Manelis



Kurt Russell On The Pliss [Loaded/Issue 30/Oct/1996/UK] By Jane Garcia




The Year Of The Snake [Movie/Issue 5/Oct/1996/AU] By Robert Ward




Snake Charmer [Empire/Issue 89/Nov/1996/UK] By Ian Nathan




Escape From L.A. [Impact/Issue 11/Nov/1996/UK]
By Michael Stradford



LA Story - Interview With John Carpenter
[SFX/Issue 18/Nov/1996/UK]




Snake Eye [Starlog/Issue 232/Nov/1996/US] By Ian Spelling



Once A Snake... Kurt Russell Is Back In Snake's Clothes [Video Eyeball/Vol 2/Issue 6/Nov-Dec/1996/US] By Paul Sherman



A Smoke Escape [Smoke/Issue 9/Fall/1996/US] By Dennis Hunt



Postcards From L.A. [Starburst Yearbook/Issue 30/Dec/1996/UK] By Simon Bacal




Great Escape [Action Heroes/Vol 2/Issue 1/1996/US] By Lia Pelosi & Marc Shapiro



Escape From L.A. - Snake's Alive [Screens/Apr/1997/UK]



Short Interview With Kurt Russell [Neon/Issue 5/May/1997/UK] By Anwar Brett



Point Blank: John Carpenter The Total Film Interview [Total Film/Issue 4/May/1997/UK] By Stephen Applebaum




Patchy Performer?/A Tale Of Two Cities [TV & Satellite Week/Apr 25-May 01/1998/UK]




Snake Charmers [Empire/Issue 287/May/2013/UK] By Chris Hewitt

Carpenter Escapes Authority In 'L.A.' [CNN/Aug 23/1996] By Dennis Michael
John Carpenter AOL Interview [America Online/1996]
John Carpenter AOL Interview [The Dominion/1996]

Frightening Similarity Between W. Bush & The President In 'Escape From L.A.'
[Celtic Soup Editorials/Dec 27/2004] By David McMillan, Lynn Schroehmann, Gwen Stanzel & Tom Gathe
John Carpenter Tribute At The Aero Theater: 'Escape From New York' & 'Escape From L.A.'
[Associated Content/Jun 16/2008] By Ben Kenber

Snake Plissken, Psychic? How Accurate Is 'Escape From L.A.'s Vision Of 2013? [Movies/Jan 09/2013] By Amy Nicholson
John Carpenter And Kurt Russell Reunited - Exclusive: On 'The Thing', Snake And More [Empire Online/May 26/2013] By Chris Hewitt
'Escape From L.A.', Today: How A 1996 Sci-Fi Thriller Imagined the Year 2013 [The Atlantic/Aug 08/2013] By Alan Zilberman
"Snake Doesn't Want To Hang Out With You." [SnakePlissken.De/Jun 08/2016] By Alexander B├╝ttner & Kai-Oliver Derks
HDTGM: A Conversation with Coleman Luck, Original Screenwriter Of 'Escape From L.A.' [Slash Film/Jan 01/2017] By Blake Harris
In Praise Of John Carpenter's 'Escape From L.A.' [ComingSoon/Mar 26/2017] By Chris Alexander
Let's Celebrate The Fact That We Don't Live In The Reality Of 'Escape From L.A.' [Gizmodo/Feb 19/2019] By Cheryl Eddy
'Escape From L.A.' Filmmaker Reveals Why The Kurt Russell Surfing Scene Looks So Cheesy
[Showbiz Cheat Sheet/Jun 14/2020] By Fred Topel
Filmmaker Responsible For "Awkward" Tsunami Surfing Scene In 'Escape From L.A.' Blames Flowrider For Making It Look "Janky!"
[Beach Grit/Jun 20/2022] By Chas Smith

How Reality Turned John Carpenter's 'Escape From L.A.' Into A Horror Movie [Bloody Disgusting/Mar 30/2021] By Marcus Shorter
Why 'Escape From L.A.' Actually Owns [Collider/Jul 27/2021] By Liam Gaughan
'Escape From L.A.' At 25: Bruce Campbell Revisits Creepy Cameo While Marveling How Film's Satire Became Reality
[Hollywood Reporter/Aug 09/2021] By Ryan Parker

'Escape From L.A.' Director John Carpenter Looks Back At The Cult-Hit Action Film [ComicBook/Feb 18/2022] By Patrick Cavanaugh
John Carpenter Talks 'Halloween' Legacy, The Sequel He'd Most Like to Make and 'Escape From L.A.' Finally Getting Its Due
[The Hollywood Reporter/Feb 21/2022] By Ryan Parker
Why 'Escape From L.A.' Deserves A Better Look [Den of Geek/Feb 22/2022] By Tony Sokol
John Carpenter Talks Ahead-Of-Its-Time 'Escape From L.A.' And 'The Thing' Sequel [Fandom/Feb 22/2022] By Kim Taylor-Foster
John Carpenter Talks Cult Classic 'Escape From L.A.' And Being Open To Directing Again [Forbes/Feb 22/2022] By Simon Thompson
John Carpenter Talks Tsunami Surfing, West Coast Sci-Fi, And 'Escape From L.A.' [SYFY/Feb 22/2022] By Adam Pockross

'Escape From L.A.': John Carpenter On Snake's Return, Surfing Tsunamis, And Escaping From Earth
[IGN Nordic/Feb 24/2022] By Tara Bennett
Reassessing 'Escape From L.A.', John Carpenter's Futuristic '90s Flop: "Audiences Do Not Like Uncertainty"
[NME/Feb 24/2022] By Martyn Conterio
John Carpenter On 'Escape From L.A.', David Gordon Green, And Why He Doesn't Revisit His Own Movies
[Collider/Feb 27/2022] By Hayden Mears
John Carpenter's 'Escape From L.A.' Works Because It's Stupidly Entertaining [Collider/Oct 14/2022] By Samuel Williamson