Escape from New York (1981)

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.

Directing:
  • John Carpenter
Writing:
  • John Carpenter
  • Nick Castle
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  • Release Date: 1981-05-22
  • Views: 141
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 99
  • Budget: $6,000,000
  • Revenue: $50,244,700

Donald Pleasence

President of the United States

Kurt Russell

Snake Plissken

Lee Van Cleef

Police Commissioner Bob Hauk

Isaac Hayes

The Duke of New York

Harry Dean Stanton

Harold 'Brain' Helman

Season Hubley

Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts

Charles Cyphers

Secretary of State
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