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.

  1. John Carpenter

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Nick Castle


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kurt Russell

    Kurt Russell

    Snake Plissken

  2. Lee Van Cleef

    Lee Van Cleef

    Police Commissioner Bob Hauk

  3. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine


  4. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    President of the United States

  5. Isaac Hayes

    Isaac Hayes

    The Duke of New York

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Escape from New York
Escape from New York


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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 10, 1981
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $50,244,700.00

Homepage http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/escape-from-new-york/



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