Lou (rhymes with wow!)’s review published on Letterboxd:
New Crime City is a cheap but effective Escape from New York knockoff that was filmed in Peru (gotta love those tax breaks.) The movie stars Rick Rossovich, Sherrie Rose, Stacy Keach (sans moustache) and Rick Dean.
This movie literally has something for everybody. We get a deadly weaponized virus, cannibalistic Jesus freaks, Rick Dean behaving semi Heath Ledger Joker-like, Sherrie enthusiastically sucking on a dude's thumb and a Peruvian city that they are trying to pass off as Los Angeles. It's wonderful.
Obviously this doesn't reach the same level of greatness as the John Carpenter original, but it's a multitude better than some of the Italian produced Escape clones.