A look at three upcoming jail break films -- ''Escape from L.A.,'' ''The Rock,'' and ''The Trigger Effect'' are discussed

By Tim Purtell
Updated August 04, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Snake’s Ahoy!
Kurt Russell returns as ”Snake” Plissken in director John Carpenter and producer Deborah Hill’s sequel to their 1981 Escape From New York. This time Plissken gets dropped into a hellish future L.A. to apprehend the President’s deranged daughter before she unleashes a doomsday machine. Escape From L.A. starts filming this winter.

Pen Pals
Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery team up in Simpson-Bruckheimer’s thriller, The Rock, as an FBI agent and a veteran con enlisted to save a group of tourists held hostage in Alcatraz. Production begins in October.

Twin Peaks‘ enigmatic charmer Kyle MacLachlan resurfaces in The Trigger Effect as a man who protects his family from social anarchy when a far-reaching industrial accident destroys power and telephone lines. David Koepp (Jurassic Park‘s screenwriter) is currently directing his first film in L.A.

Escape From L.A.

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