Escape From New York

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Escape From New York

About Escape From New York

In retro-future 1997, Manhattan has been turned into a walled penal colony, holding America's most dangerous prisoners. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a war hero-turned-thief, is captured by the authorities and offered his freedom if he rescues the US President (Donald Pleasence), whose plane has crashed within the city. Given an injection that will kill him in 24 hours, Plissken penetrates the borough, finds the President, but is captured by the Duke (Isaac Hayes), the city's leader. As the poison races through his body, Plissken must not only escape the Duke, but free the President as well, if he's to get out of New York in time.

Cast

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

Directors

John Carpenter
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