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Escape from New York (1981)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Kurt Russell Kurt Russell
Snake Plissken
Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence
President
Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes
The Duke
Season Hubley Season Hubley
Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts


Written by
John Carpenter John Carpenter
(written by) and
Nick Castle Nick Castle
(written by)


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B-movie with brains, style and attitude

10 years, 6 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 cinematic craf... read more

A good movie

9 years, 10 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

14 years, 5 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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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.
Release date: 10 July 1981
UPC: 027616854773
Tags: Action (34), Sci-fi (25), 1981 (24), Prison (16), 1980s (16), Crime (15), Dystopia (15), New York (14), Thriller (11), Usa (9), Cyberpunk (9), John Carpenter (9), Landmine (9), Tattoo (8), Manhattan (8), Rooftop (7), Crime Boss (7), Severed Finger (6), Airplane Accident (6), Straight Razor (6)
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The future kind of sucks. (430 movies items)

"Reason for the future sucking: Apparently, New York City, has become a really big Super Alcatraz, and the President has been kidnapped. Keep in mind, it was made in 1981, so not unlike the 50's they imagined robots in every house, cities on the moon, and people living in outer space, New York City was imagined to become Super Prison City. Year it takes place: 1997"


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" Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored and directed by John Carpenter. It stars Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, and Harry Dean Stanton. The film's storyline, set in the near-future world of 1997, concerns a crime-ridden United States, which has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into the country's sole maximum-security prison. Air Force One is hijacked by anti-governmen"


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“(MU) Carpenter reestableciendo géneros, inaugurando filones, o formatos dentro de los filones, qué bueno es para eso. Aquí esta todo, la misión imposible, del héroe que desciende al infiero y se redime salvando al presidente frívolo, NY distópico....” read more

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"Pros: Kurt Russell, as Snake Pliisken. It’s a dark, cynical take on the future. The music by John Carpenter. New York City, is very dark and dangerous In the movie. Lee Van Cleff, Donald Pleaance, Adrienne Barbesu, and Issac Hayes, as The Duke. It’s one of my favourite John Carpenter films. "


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"Rated: R Why it’s rated: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Brief Nudity, Graphic Violence, and frequent Escaping from New York "


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" "It's the survival of the human race, Plissken. Something you don't give a shit about." Written by John Carpenter and Nick Castle Music by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth Cinematography by Dean Cundey Editing by Todd C. Ramsay"


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"1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane."


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