Overview

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

    Screenplay

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

    Cabbie

  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

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  • July 10, 1981
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

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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