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Escape from New York (1981)

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Starring (View all)
Debra Hill Debra Hill
Computer
Nick Castle Nick Castle
Pianist
Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis
Narrator / Computer
Kathleen Blanchard Kathleen Blanchard
Narrator - Opening scenes
Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence
President
John Carpenter John Carpenter
Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player
Alan Shearman Alan Shearman
Dancer


Written by
Nick Castle Nick Castle
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John Carpenter John Carpenter
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B-movie with brains, style and attitude

6 years, 10 months ago at Oct 12 16:08
5 votes
"I don't give a fuck about your war... or your president."

With its restrained direction and deliberate pacing, 1981's Escape from New York may be a tough sell to contemporary viewers accustomed to fast-moving, exciting action flicks. However, it's hard to express just how badass and enthrallingly atmospheric this movie truly is, which is a credit to John Carpenter's abilities as a ... read more

A good movie

6 years, 2 months ago at Jun 2 14:31
2 votes
There was a time when John Carpenter was rolling one classic after another and, with this in mind, I was really eager to check this flick. Honestly, I was expecting a lot from this flick as it looked really awesome and even apparently, Kurt Russell himself has stated that this is his favorite of all his films and Snake Plissken is his favorite of his characters. Eventually, I thought it was indeed... read more

Too lacking in action for an action film

10 years, 9 months ago at Oct 26 14:35
1 vote
Snake Plissken probably made more kids come in the 80s than Pamela Anderson did in the 90s. Regardless, I never saw this film depicting his mission to retrieve the president of the US out of a barren prison, AKA New York. Finally someone requested me to review this film and I had to watch it. I didn't mind much, seeing as how I liked Carpenter's work overall (Cigarette Burns and Halloween especial... read more
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Description: Call Number: DVD PN1997 .E83 1981 In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue. ... (more)
Release date: 23 May 1981
UPC: 027616854773
Tags: Action (34), Sci-fi (26), 1981 (25), Dystopia (16), Prison (16), Crime (15), 1980s (14), New York (13), Thriller (10), John Carpenter (9), Landmine (9), Cyberpunk (9), Usa (9), Manhattan (8), Tattoo (8), Rooftop (7), Crime Boss (7), Straight Razor (6), Severed Finger (6), Airplane Accident (6)
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