Escape from New York (1981)

Movie"1997. New York City is a walled maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane."
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In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. After the US president crash-lands inside, war hero Snake Plissken has 24 hours to bring him back.

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A John Carpenter action film series following the main protagonist Snake Plissken, a former Special Forces operative turned criminal who is called upon to breach dangerous environments for search-and-rescue missions of the utmost priority.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:July 10th, 1981 - Buy Tickets
On DVD & Blu-ray:February 23rd, 1999 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$6,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$50,244,700 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Jake Eberts
Production Companies:AVCO Embassy Pictures, Goldcrest, International Film Investors, City Films