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Escape from New York (1981)

R 07/10/1981 (US) Science FictionAction 1h 39m

New York is a disease. Meet the cure.


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 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. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    President of the United States

  4. Adrienne Barbeau

    Adrienne Barbeau


  5. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Harold 'Brain' Helman

  6. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine


  7. Isaac Hayes

    Isaac Hayes

    The Duke of New York

  8. Frank Doubleday

    Frank Doubleday


  9. Tom Atkins

    Tom Atkins


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