Escape from New York

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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Tomatometer 86% Audience Score 77%

In theatres:
  • January 1, 2001
Running time: 1h 40m
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The year is 1997. Manhattan Island is now a heavily guarded maximum-security prison, where the scum of the earth have converged. When Air Force One crash-lands in Manhattan, the president (Donald Pleasence) is held hostage by its denizens. One-eyed mercenary Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is strong-armed into rescuing the chief executive. He is aided, not always willingly, by a tough gal (Adrienne Barbeau) and a manic cab driver (Ernest Borgnine). Escape from New York was followed by a sequel of sorts in 1996, Escape From L.A., again starring Kurt Russell.

Director: John Carpenter
Producer(s): Debra Hill, Larry Franco, Larry Franco
Cast: Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Charles Cyphers, Donald Pleasence, Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, Lee Van Cleef
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