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Snakes In Movies

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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

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Escape From L.A. (1996)
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The only snake in this campy John Carpenter action flick is Kurt Russell, an anti-hero who calls himself Snake Plisskin, but that's all I need, and I make the rules here. A cobra tattoo on his stomach proves who he is. The corrupt President of the country and his military tools force Snake to go on a mission to the island of Los Angeles, which was turned into a prison on foreign territory after a huge earthquake flooded its surroundings and the entire country became a conservative no-smoking, no-red-meat-eating, no fun zone. All of the criminals in the country are sent there, but in this new world, just being a Muslim in South Dakota is grounds for imprisonment. After racing a one-man submarine to the island, Snake excites a lot of ladies, surfs a tsunami with Peter Fonda, hang glides with Pam Grier and Steve Buscemi, turns into a hologram, and kills a whole lot of bad guys. We also get to see a lot of the city's icons -the Hollywood Sign, Disneyland, the Colusseum, Sunset Blvd., Mulholland Drive, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Queen Mary - or what's left of them.

Plisskin had some previous experience 15 years earlier escaping from a maximum security prison island, that time it was Manhattan in Escape From New York (1981).

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