Escape From L.A.
Available on Prime Video, Paramount+
John Carpenter's adrenalin-pumping follow-up to futuristic actioner Escape From New York sees Kurt Russell's no-nonsense ex con Snake Plissken out to save the president's daughter and retrieve a doomsday device from Los Angeles - which, in the movie's version of 2013, is now a prison island. Russell muscles through the outlandish action with a straight face and typically gung-ho aplomb, while Steve Buscemi provides weaselly relief as an inmate looking for a quick way out. Cult favourites Peter Fonda, Stacy Keach and Pam 'Foxy Brown' Grier hop aboard for an outlandishly entertaining time killer.
Starring Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi
Director John Carpenter