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Escape From New York: Special Edition (1981)
Starring: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley, Donald Pleasance, Harry Dean Stanton
Director: John Carpenter
Category: Action / Adventure, Classics, Sci-Fi, Cult Classics
Studio: MGM / UA
99 mins



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 lone warrior Snake Plissken (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 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 into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US 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 mission - and his life - unless he succeeds!


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