Escape from New York

Escape from New York

(1981)

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Genres
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure
Runtime
1h 39min

Cast

Kurt Russell
Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef
Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
Donald Pleasence
President of the United States
Isaac Hayes
The Duke of New York
Season Hubley
Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Harry Dean Stanton
Harold 'Brain' Helman
Charles Cyphers
Secretary of State
John Strobel
Cronenberg
Steven Ford
Secret Service #2
John Carpenter
Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player
Jamie Lee Curtis
Narrator / Prison Recording Voice
Nick Castle
Pianist (uncredited)
Al Cerullo
Helicopter Pilot #4
Debra Hill
Computer (voice) (uncredited)

Synopsis

In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.

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