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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 the mind-blowing vision of lone warrior Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell, "Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2") battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan! 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, "Halloween") 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! Adrienne Barbeau, Lee Van Cleef, Harry Dean Stanton and Ernest Borgnine also star.

  • 1 hr 39 minChildren under 17 may not attend R-rated movies unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Children ages 6 and under are not allowed at R-rated movies after 6pm.
  • Jul 10, 1981
  • Action

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Cast & Crew

  • Ernest BorgnineActor

  • Lee van CleefActor

  • Kurt RussellActor

  • Donald PleasenceActor

  • Harry Dean StantonActor

  • Isaac HayesActor

  • Adrienne BarbeauActor

  • John CarpenterDirector

  • Larry J. FrancoProducer

  • Debra HillProducer