So, is Kurt Russell only in this for a cameo, a couple of minutes, or what?share
He plays a very important role in the film. He disappears before the final LA showdown. He is so charismatic in this film though, it's Kurt Russell like you've never seen him before. Rumor has it that he'll be back in Furious 8. For that reason alone, I will go and see the movie again. He was brilliant.
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its a decent size role with a bit of screen time but def did it for a paycheck cause didn't work in the movie at all in my opinionshare
When he was in the movie all I was thinking is; how great it could be if he John Carpenter could do one last Escape [NY/LA] movie with an Elder Snake Plisken trying to escape USAshare
Man that would be awesome!!!share
Carpenter once said there's only one place left for Snake to escape from: Earth.
Carpenter also hates sequels and didn't really want to do L.A. so I doubt he'd do another one.
@marty1968 We've got a Blade Runner sequel on the way, so an Escape sequel is possible.share
He's there primarily to promote the consumption of Belgian ale. Seriously would you entrust your life to someone who habitually sucks down giant kegs of strong beer? ;-)share
Kurt Russell’s role has obviously been expanded - Even with editing, it’s clear that Kurt Russell’s role in Fast 7 was originally supposed to be an extended cameo. Instead, his role was upgrade to that of a co-star as he has nearly as much screen time and dialogue as the main characters.share
A fun theory that is out there suggests Kurt’s unnamed character in this is really Frescia from Tequila Sunrise. These kind of things are always nothing more than wishful thinking, however I can see why this has been speculated.
At any rate, his role was obviously important enough that he returned in the next movie. When he put on those shades in the warehouse and started blasting away... rad. 😎