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Escape from New York (1981)

Directed by John Carpenter

Action | Science Fiction | Thriller

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Overview

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.

Rated R | Length 99 minutes

Actors

John Carpenter | John Cothran, Jr. | George Buck Flower | John Strobel | Season Hubley | Charles Cyphers | Tom Atkins | Frank Doubleday | Isaac Hayes | Ernest Borgnine | Harry Dean Stanton | Adrienne Barbeau | Donald Pleasence | Lee Van Cleef | Kurt Russell

Viewing Notes

I never realized until tonight that the joint in Manhattan (in the film) “Chock Full O Nuts” is a REAL place. Now I want a t-shirt.

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