Escape from New York
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  • Rated: Unrated
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Year: 1981
English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Mono
Escape from New York
List price: $14.99
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  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Year: 1981


A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a mind-blowing vision of a lone warrior (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan! Hailed as "stylish and scary" (Los Angeles Times), "dark and dangerous" (Newsweek) and "gloriously...fun" (Tyler Morning Telegraph), this fast-paced and furiously entertaining thriller grabs you by the throat and won't let go! In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the U.S. President (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's missionand his lifeunless he succeeds!

Cast & Crew

Kurt Russell ... Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef ... Bob Hauk
Ernest Borgnine ... Cabbie
Donald Pleasence ... President of the United States
Isaac Hayes ... The Duke of New York
Season Hubley ... Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Harry Dean Stanton ... Brain


Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York | July 23, 2013

The movie proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences; Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was.

Variety Staff Variety | June 05, 2007

A solidly satisfying actioner.

Time Out | January 26, 2006

The plot gradually winds down into predictable though highly enoyable histrionics.

Vincent Canby New York Times | August 30, 2004

It's a toughly told, very tall tale, one of the best escape (and escapist) movies of the season.


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