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  • Escape from New York (1981)

    7.52/10

    R | 1h 39min | Sci-Fi, Action

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Escape from New York (1981) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • Netflix: May 01, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Escape from New York (1981) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Kurt Russell, George 'Buck' Flower, Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis

Directed by John Carpenter

Synopsis: In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Tagline: The world’s greatest leader is a hostage in the most dangerous place on Earth. Now only the deadliest man alive can save him.

Synopsis: 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.

Tagline: The world's greatest leader is a hostage in the most dangerous place on Earth. Now only the deadliest man alive can save him.

Storyline: In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

  • Escape from New York (1981) Movie Details

  • Directors: John Carpenter
  • Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle
  • Cast: Kurt Russell, George 'Buck' Flower, Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Joe Unger, John Carpenter, John Diehl, Harry Dean Stanton, Nancy Stephens, Charles Cyphers, Rodger Bumpass, Steven Ford, Carmen Filpi, John Cothran, Isaac Hayes, Al Cerullo, Nick Castle, Steven M. Gagnon, Season Hubley, John Strobel, Ron Vernan, Dale E. House, Ernest Borgnine, Kathleen Blanchard, Ken Tipton, Debra Hill, Bob Minor, Alan Shearman
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Action
  • Producers: Barry Bernardi, Larry Franco, Debra Hill
  • Musicians: John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
  • Cinematographers: Dean Cundey
  • Editors: Todd C. Ramsay
  • Our Score: 7/10 by Florita A.
  • Average Rating: 7.52/10 of 107,910 Votes!
  • Runtime: 99 min / 1h 39min
  • Year: 1981
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 4
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