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705 - Escape 2000



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This movie is MST3k's sewer level.


Jeffrey Jones - 5 months ago
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Trash losing his folks by barbecue used to bum me out of liking this one, but I've changed my mind. Top notch, start to finish. Lunch, broads, lunch, silver guys... which had more carnage, this or Space Mutiny? Does it matter? A+


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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So....where does the "2000" part of this mess fit in?
I'm more than halfway through this movie, and there's been NO reference whatsoever to the year 2000...matter of fact, nothing's been established regarding when this film takes place save for a vague sense that it's sometime after 1986 (the only year mentioned thus far)

Again, I'll answer my own question: The only reason they called this crap sandwich Escape 2000 is because Escape From New York was taken :P


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I'm totally digging their riffing over the closing credits right now -- Crow wailing on electric guitar, Servo doing his very best '80s power-balled belter, the take-off on that old Journey song -- one of their best closing-credits going-out bits ever. They're really good at those, riffing over the closing credits of movies made in the '70s and '80s, the dawn of the era of closing credits that go on forever.


Matthew Boyle - over 2 years ago
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around 27 after the 3rd host scene. is there a confederate flag? I swear i see one as their panning to trash


This is why I love MST3K
big_Greg - 8 months ago
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Wow, what a KILLER episode. Funny as hell. Too bad they do any Silva/Outer Limits references, though; that would have been the cherry for me.


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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I didn't catch what was funny about how the reporter said hospital at 57:07. It sounded pretty normal to me.


Funky The Monkey - over 1 year ago
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Leave the Bronx, and Bronx Bunny came here and say I did leave the Bronx to visit Italy.
"Who's Bronx Bunny?"
Some puppet who interviewed the Sopranos once.
"You know, I can see this in Donald Trump's "plan".
Esnay on the Policioney, Trixie.


Christmas Ape - over 1 year ago
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This episode needs more "laughs", Toblerone laughs!!!!!


Carrie is So Very - over 4 years ago
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That entire scene where M&tB mimic the poorly-dubbed reporters. You just can't help but mock along.


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The thing I really like about the opening segment is when Gypsy tells Cambot to activate the sprinkler system, which means Cambot was watching the SOL burn from the very beginning and thought "I could put that out, but... nah!"


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Escape 2000 what?


Muffin - over 1 year ago
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It looks like Toblerone only has one earring in his right ear, and you know what that means... He prolly lost the other one during a violent laughing attack.


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Y'know, there's one major disappointment with this movie. Despite the endless abundance of easily-killable silver-suited bad-guy thugs, and the amount of railings in the underground scenes, there isn't so much as one single railing kill in the whole damn' movie. I thought I might have seen one or two in a scene towards the end, but I can't really be sure as they happened really quickly and there was lots of smoke in the scene. The fight choreographer for this stinkburger could've learned a thing or two from Space Mutiny, if you ask me.


And the point of the movie is?
Michael Lang Waller - over 2 years ago
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So through all of the killing, kidnapping, explosions, the "evil" corporation still won in the end. It is like only three people left in The Bronx and the scheming VP just got a promotion. Am I missing something here?


ebagentj - almost 2 years ago
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Is it just me, or was the title of this movie the exact opposite of the "plot"? No one was trying to escape, they were actively trying to keep from leaving/being vacated and possibly killed. I can only figure the title was picked because they wanted people to assume, as I originally did when they first started talking about the Bronx, that this was going to be some low-budget knock-off of Escape from New York. Which I guess it sort of... was? Only not? Great riffing, guys, but now I have to dig up my copy of Escape from New York to compare and contrast.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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If I am ever in the Bronx, I will leave the Bronx!


Kill_whitey - almost 2 years ago
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man, this one is a helluva sleeper. Highly underrated!!


Bronn K - over 4 years ago
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Ya know, this one isn't good for falling asleep to. Too intermittently noisy.


starman 76 - over 4 years ago
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well, I suppose I ought to leave the Bronx


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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12:43 Well, whaddya know? It's Ricardo Montalban!


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... And the Oscar for Best Performance in an MST3K movie goes to... Toblerone!


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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Please tell me. How the hell do you blow up a helicopter and a delivery van with a hand gun? Not just any hand gun, but .38 revolver. .38's are not that terribly accurate beyond short range and they really don't have the power to cause that kind of damage to a metal case.


EAG46 - over 4 years ago
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I've always liked a romantic ending. Here's to Pearl and Dablone!


Derrick Frazier - almost 3 years ago
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Is Mike smoking his cigar backwards on man's night?


B RYE the MST3K Guy - over 3 years ago
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Toblerone contracts Trash who subcontracts the reporter who subcontracts Bruce Springstein who subcontracts the kid .... whatever happened to doing things oneself ?


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Pearl/Toblerone or Pearl/Brainguy. [sigh] Such a tough decision...


Cy O'Nara - about 3 years ago
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I bought this one in the "BOX" set...it still haunts me....from the closet.....stashed in that polypropylene disc holder....looking....waiting.....for the innocents to go near....I hold my tongue and pray for compassion....THEN A SOL SEGMENT!!! and I'm good with the world...dhamma to all...


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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How can you destroy an entire borough of New York and cover it up?


Adam Tercero - over 3 years ago
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The main thing I don't understand about this film(other than why Toblerone isn't the main character) is why people want to stay in the Bronx. I mean that company will pay you, and even if that isn't true you've got people trying to rob you constantly, not to mention the company killing anyone who doesn't leave.


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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1:19:52---shout out to ALIEN FROM L.A.


The Princess Elizena - about 3 years ago
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"SOME - DAY -- LOVE - WILL - FIIIND - YOU!
BREAK - THOSE -- CHAINS - THAT - BIIIND - YOU!"


Brian Mason - over 3 years ago
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Mike is good at finger spinning things...


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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wow, Toblerone(Antonio Sabato) is Antonio Sabato Jr's dad...?? Sadly, Jr's a better actor


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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ha-hooo! (the dummy falling in the explosion)


Ted Chase - almost 4 years ago
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There needs to be a sequel to this about clearing out Brooklyn - bearded hipsters running from men in silver suits...


Morgan Zindzi T - over 3 years ago
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Wow Mike in leather chaps. Please tell me Toblerone becomes a recurring cameo


Michelangelo Roche - over 3 years ago
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Does anyone else think those renalds wrap cops look like the hunger game peacekeepers?


Morgan Zindzi T - over 3 years ago
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Toblerone was giving me some serious Hippy Hitler (Lorenzo St. DuBois) vibes.


Fires on SOL
Donald Petkus - over 3 years ago
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Ever notice how often fires appear in the host segments?


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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the dudes in the silver spacesuits look like a cross between Cybermen and Sontarans.....


Marcus Hardy - over 3 years ago
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"Really overselling the New Mexico thing.."
LEAVE THE BRONX!!!!!!!


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circa 44:45, anyone else snigger when they said they were waiting out for the 'Gothic Castle'?


Keep your eye on the guinea pig - almost 4 years ago
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Ha ha! At the end of the movie, right after the door sequence, Crow is singing Frank Zappa's "Let's Make the Water Turn Black."


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I knew I recognized the actor playing the vice president, and by the end of the episode I figured it out. He was the lead in Lucio Fulci's stylistic but still terrible "The House by the Cemetery." Was this actor allergic to coherent plots, or was it some kind of a badge of honor in the 80s to be a part of awful, Italian-made movies set in America?


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God, I can't believe I watched it all. Not an instant favorite, but I suspect it'll grow on me once I watch it again once or twice. Hopefully, it'll go just great in a post-apocalyptic triple feature with Robot Holocaust and Warrior Of The Lost World.

Oh, yeah, and did I neglect to mention that you should leave the Bronx?


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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Not sure which is my favorite episode, but this is definitely in the top five, esp. when they break out in song at the end credits!


William Johnson - over 4 years ago
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I'm actually a fan of this film and 1990: The Bronx Warriors, the film that came before this (though 1990 is MUCH better).

Hate to destroy the hopes and dreams of those still waiting to meet Toblerone someday ... but he dies in the full cut of the movie.


Bradley J. Timm - about 4 years ago
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I miss TV's Frank. Again.


Em Parker - over 4 years ago
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Maybe it's a chick film and we just don't get it.


Joe Weintraub - about 5 years ago
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I love Tom's Journey cover at the end credits!


Bruce Box-Liker - about 5 years ago
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You've got to love how the bad guys in this movie are only bad because they're being draconian in executing a really good idea. This is the movie I think about whenever I hear a Tea Partier fret about the direction they fear the country is going.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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18:33 Jeez! Poor guy was trying to leave the Bronx.


Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago
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People are leaving the Bronx due to the high ass rent.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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56:00 It’s Hugo Weaving!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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47:20 It’s a Mauser.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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This looks like a job for RoboCop.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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The only thing realistic about this depiction of the Bronx is all the Italians.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Yeah this is America. That’s why the bad guys are carrying Italian Army issue PM12s.


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Hmm…ok I think I understand. There was no actual plot just a little plot-lette for us to fill out. Got it.

So the hero was the Valerie Bertinelli dude…I mean the crusading vampiress reporter…or um the mercenary guy with the pyromaniac “son” who looks nothing like him…

Our villain was the president of the…no it was fallen on hard times actor Henry Silva…actually the backstabbing assistant who wanted…

The laughing Italian guy in the sewer served our story to…um…yeah…

And the main theme was staying in the Bronx…rather…leaving the Bronx…rebuilding the Bronx as a futuristic…uh…for um the purpose of…

I have to go lie down.


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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Y'know, that DOES look kinda like Schaumburg, IL.


Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago
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That Tom Servo can sing


Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 4 years ago
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It's undeniably true, It sounds funnier when you omit the s in Fudgesickle.


Rhys Patterson - over 4 years ago
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What was is about these movies in the 80's that had New York gangs if the future looking like they just stepped out of an off broadway play? Hell I see too people that could fit into chorus line!


Phil Carstens - over 5 years ago
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Geez, that woman looks like John Malkovich.


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Da'hell? What is this, a sequel to Warrior Of The Lost World or something? Maybe Warrior Of The Lost World meets Robot Holocaust?


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What's the deal with those damn' police uniforms? I've been to NYC numerous times, and the standard-issue street cop uniforms look nothing like what these clowns are wearing. They look like cop uniforms from the 1920s or something. Servo's right on about the crewmen of the Potemkin.


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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Why waste so much time, money, and effort combing the ruins for people who refuse to leave the Bronx? Especially when all you're gonna do is immolate anyone you find? Just bulldoze it, and kill 2 birds with one stone!


Kelly Slane - over 4 years ago
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Love the whole "men's night" sketch! Ah Crow, how I love thee!


Stephanie~ - about 5 years ago
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*sighs* Effing Toblerone...


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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Is a flame thrower really the most practical or efficient weapon to use against helpless civilians? I get that they're tearing down the Bronx, so collateral damage doesn't matter--but its a slow, messy, and needlessly cruel death...They HAVE guns! A bullet to the head would be quick, clean, and merciful by comparison.

In the end, I think the only reason they use them is because burning people to death helps pad the film :P


Rhys Patterson - over 4 years ago
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Okay the whole Timmy bobby rusty thing was creepy as hell not the least of which due to the guy playing him, he looked like he 50 or had progeria. And the tongue sticking out thing.... Shudder.... Pure nightmare fuel. I feel slime lay just having seen it


Rhys Patterson - over 4 years ago
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Ahh the 80's when the post apocalypse was always around the corner and was almost always in New York or the parrallel universe New York that was populated entirely by Italians.


Mattafact Weaver - over 5 years ago
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*19:31 ...... isnt that a poster of the main character!?!? lol


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Whoa...I just caught an awesome callback joke at 28:38 in...
"Frank sneezed!"


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I love how they use a car alarm in the second host segment.


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This episode...oh man. One of the first ones the bf and I watched together. We discovered this one not long after I introduced him to "The Warriors" and he introduced me to "Escape from New York", which are really the best of the urban-post apocalyptic-gang rebellion flicks. And then there is "Escape 2000", which hardly meets that standard.


James Hinson - over 5 years ago
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the disinfeftation guy looks just like rick santorum


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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*3:55* I had to put mother in a home! XD