John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.
The "black box" contains the remote for the Sword of Damocles satellite defense system, which can shut down all electronics in a selected area; Map-to-the-Stars Eddie (Steve Buscemi) creates a fake one out of his "map to the stars" player. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) and his allies steal the helicopter that came to pick up Cuevo Jones (George Corraface). Map-to-the-Stars Eddie kills Cuevo Jones but falls out of the helicopter, thus stranding him in L.A. Snake gives Utopia (A.J. Lander) one of the remotes, keeping the other. Utopia flees, but is caught, and her remote is taken to the President (Cliff Robertson); Utopia is taken to the electric chair. The President attempts to use the remote - but he has the fake one. Snake uses his remote (the real one) to shut down all electronic devices in the world.
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