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.

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  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

  6. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Harold 'Brain' Helman

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Status Released

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/

Release Information

  • July 10, 1981
    R, Theatrical

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