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Escape from New York

R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.

Cast: Kurt Russell , Ernest Borgnine , Adrienne Barbeau , Lee Van Cleef , Donald Pleasence , Isaac Hayes , Season Hubley , Harry Dean Stanton

Director: John Carpenter

Genres: Action, Science fiction

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Embassy Pictures, AVCO Embassy Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Escape from New York (1981)

Release Date: July 10th, 1981|1 hr. 40 min.

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'Escape From New York' Reboot: Snake Plissken (and His Eye Patch) Are Returning to the Big Screen

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Katie Roberts on March 18, 2013

Break out your eye patches -- "Escape from New York" is getting a remake.Deadline reports that producer Joel Silver's Silver Pictures has teamed up with Studio Canal to start a new franchise based on ...

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