Escape from New York (1981)


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Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure
1h 39min
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Kurt Russell
Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef
Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
Donald Pleasence
President of the United States
Harry Dean Stanton
Harold 'Brain' Helman
Isaac Hayes
The Duke of New York
Charles Cyphers
Secretary of State
Season Hubley
Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
John Strobel
John Carpenter
Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player


In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict to rescue him.

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