Escape From New York Poster

Release Date: July 10th, 1981

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 1999

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

Production Co: AVCO Embassy Pictures

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

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