Escape from L.A. script
Synopsis: In 2013, the United States president (Cliff Robertson) is exiling all citizens who don't conform to his hyper-conservative views to Los Angeles, which became an island after a huge earthquake. But, when the president's daughter nabs the detonator to her dad's apocalyptic weapon and sneaks into L.A. to be with the rebel leader she loves, the government taps commando-turned-crook Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) to retrieve the young woman. And, if he doesn't succeed quickly, he'll be executed.

An alley strangled with tourists, gamblers, hookers, hustlers, and

con men - professional expatriates from the West mingling with

excited visitors from all over the world.

SUPERIMPOSE:
"NEW LAS VEGAS OFF THE COAST OF SEATTLE THURSDAY 0330

HOURS G.M.T. "

A Salesman with a chin-mike speaks non-stop, unintelligible

Chinese. A frenzied crowd gathers around him, waving money,

placing bets.

Two men sit at either end of a long table. They are in deep

shadows, facing each other. We only get glimpses of them: One fat.

Mirrored sunglasses. Chinese. His fingers tap on the table. A

cockroach scurries past. Ammo belts. A sheathed combat knife the

size of your arm. .45 automatics in holsters.

The other, dressed in black. An eye-patch. Dangerous. A flash of

two six-guns in holsters. A futuristic gunfighter. The cockroach

dashes past his fingers. WHAP! He squashes it.

The crowd goes nuts, placing bets, yelling and screaming in a

dozen languages.

The salesman places three different shaped, clear shot glasses in

front of the two men. Then he leans over to...

A VAT OF POISONOUS SNAKES. He reaches in, grabs a cobra, pulls it

out. The cobra hisses and squirms. Deftly, the salesman continues

to talk non-stop into his chin-mike as he milks the cobra venom

into the first glass.

He pulls out an ice-pick, jabs it into the snake's throat, and

bleeds a thick green-white liquid into the second glass. Finally,

he slits open the cobra with a large knife, and cuts out the heart

and liver. Tossing aside the dead snake, the salesman squeezes the

heart and liver with his fingers. The juice drips into the third

glass.

Now the salesman stirs the glasses. The poison is clear. The blood

is milky-green. The heart and liver are red. He places the glasses

on the table between the two men.

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Nick Castle

Nicholas Charles "Nick" Castle, Jr. (born September 21, 1947) is an American screenwriter, film director and actor best known for his role as Michael Myers in Halloween, directed by his friend John Carpenter. Castle also co-wrote Escape from New York with Carpenter. more…

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