Escape from New York

Escape from New York (1981)

New York is a disease. Meet the cure.

  • Genre: Science Fiction, Action
  • Release Date: 1981-05-23
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 2128 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: AVCO Embassy Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: John Carpenter
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In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict to rescue him.

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  • Kurt Russell

    as Snake Plissken
  • Lee Van Cleef

    as Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
  • Ernest Borgnine

    as Cabbie
  • Donald Pleasence

    as President of the United States
  • Isaac Hayes

    as The Duke of New York
  • Season Hubley

    as Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Harold 'Brain' Helman
  • Adrienne Barbeau

    as Maggie
  • Tom Atkins

    as Rehme
  • Charles Cyphers

    as Secretary of State
  • Frank Doubleday

    as Romero
  • John Strobel

    as Cronenberg
  • George Buck Flower

    as Drunk
  • John Cothran, Jr.

    as Gypsy #1
  • Steven Ford

    as Secret Service #2
  • John Carpenter

    as Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player
  • Jamie Lee Curtis

    as Narrator/Prison Recording Voice
Production Larry J. Franco Producer
Camera Dean Cundey Director of Photography
Editing Todd C. Ramsay Editor
Production Debra Hill Producer
Crew James Cameron Visual Effects Art Director
Art Joe Alves Production Design
Writing John Carpenter Screenplay
Directing John Carpenter Director
Sound John Carpenter Original Music Composer
Production Barry Bernardi Producer
Costume & Make-Up Stephen Loomis Costume Design
Writing Nick Castle Screenplay
Crew Dick Warlock Stunt Coordinator
Sound Alan Howarth Original Music Composer
Camera Jim Lucas Director of Photography
Art Cloudia Rebar Set Decoration
Crew Mike Johnson Stunts