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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

8 years 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

7 years, 4 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

11 years, 12 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 (35), Sci-fi (25), 1981 (25), 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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" Date: 7/10/2021 Viewed: Blu-ray Re-watch Note: Today is the 40th anniversary of Escape from New York and it was the perfect time to revisit it. Escape from New York is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time because it has left a huge impact on me growing up. I first watched Escape from New York back in 1996 when they were airing it on TV to promote Escape from LA and I have loved it ever since. I consider Escape from New York to be one of the best action films of the 1980s in my opinion"


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