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Escape from New York (1981)

R 06/26/1981 (US) Science FictionAction 1h 39m

1997. New York city is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane.


In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.

  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

  6. Season Hubley

    Season Hubley

    Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts

  7. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Harold 'Brain' Helman

  8. Adrienne Barbeau

    Adrienne Barbeau


  9. Tom Atkins

    Tom Atkins


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Escape from New York
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