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Escape From New York
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Escape From New York 1981

From Amazon: In the future, crime is out of control and New York City 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 warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables. Kurt Russell put his Disney days behind him as the nicest bad guy in the picture. All comic-book sensibilities and macho posturing, this is one of writer-director John Carpenter's better brainless escapes. There are snappy one-liners and explosive action scenes. However, the film lacks tension and...

Release Date:July 10th, 1981
Running Time:99 minutes
Box Office Gross: $25,244,626 (US)
$0 (World)
Directed By:
John CarpenterJohn Carpenter
Written By:
John CarpenterJohn Carpenter
No image existsNick Castle
Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
Lee Van CleefLee Van Cleef
Ernest BorgnineErnest Borgnine
Donald PleasenceDonald Pleasence
Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
Adrienne BarbeauAdrienne Barbeau
Harry Dean StantonHarry Dean Stanton
No image existsSeason Hubley
No image existsTom Atkins
No image existsCharles Cyphers
George Buck FlowerGeorge Buck Flower
Kurt RussellKurt Russell
No image existsJoe Unger
No image existsFrank Doubleday
No image existsJohn Cothran Jr.
John CarpenterJohn Carpenter
No image existsKen Tipton
No image existsJohn Strobel

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Escape From New York Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/1/2007)

Trying to get in the mood for Grindhouse, I got a chance to visit this cult classic with Kurt Russel as a bada** going in to rescue the President.

Now, I have to say this film has a great cast: Jamie Lee Curtis (Narrator/Computer Voice), Lee Van Cleef (164 films!), Ernest Borgnine (189 films!), Donald Pleasence (206...

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Escape From New York Movie Review by ellen (12/31/2006)

kurt russell was great in this movie. it was a wild ride and i feel all of the actors and actresses really worked well together. it was suspenseful, dramatic and much more. you have to see it to know what i mean.

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