Escape from New York

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"New York is a disease. Meet the cure."
  • R
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 7.2  (129,329)
  • 76

John Carpenter's classic introduction of the ultimate action non-hero, Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). Following an earthquake and other disasters the island of Manhattan has become a true island and been converted into a gigantic penitentiary, all the while the Cold War has accelerated into World War 3. Air Force One has been hijacked and the President (Donald Pleasance) is somewhere in Manhattan. Snake is given a choice, accept his mission to rescue the President and receive a full pardon or fail and face death. Finding that the situation is far from black and white, will Snake even want to succeed?

Escape from New York
Escape From New York (Trailer 2)
Escape From New York (Trailer 2)

Trailer - 1 min 17 sec

Escape From New York (Trailer 1)
Escape From New York (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 53 sec

Escape From New York
Escape From New York

Trailer - 2 min 13 sec

Description
John Carpenter's classic introduction of the ultimate action non-hero, Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). Following an earthquake and other disasters the island of Manhattan has become a true island and been converted into a gigantic penitentiary, all the while the Cold War has accelerated into World War 3. Air Force One has been hijacked and the President (Donald Pleasance) is somewhere in Manhattan. Snake is given a choice, accept his mission to rescue the President and receive a full pardon or fail and face death. Finding that the situation is far from black and white, will Snake even want to succeed?

Escape from New York is a 1981 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 76.

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  • Release Date
    1981
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 39 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (129,329)
  • Metascore
    76