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Escape from New York is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by John Carpenter released in USA on 10 july 1981 with Kurt Russell

Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York
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Released in USA 10 july 1981
Length 1h39
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Science fiction,    Thriller,    Social science fiction,    Action,    Adventure,    Crime
Rating71% 3.5991553.5991553.5991553.5991553.599155

Escape from New York is a 1981 American dystopian action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a crime-ridden United States that has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into a maximum security prison. Ex-soldier Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is given 22 hours to find the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence), who has been captured by prisoners after the crash of Air Force One.

Carpenter wrote the film in the mid-1970s as a reaction to the Watergate scandal. After the success of Halloween, he had enough influence to begin production and filmed it mainly in St. Louis, Missouri on an estimated budget of $6 million. Debra Hill and Larry J. Franco served as the producers. The film was co-written by Nick Castle, who already collaborated with Carpenter previously by portraying Michael Myers in Halloween.

Escape from New York was released in the United States on July 10, 1981. The film received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, grossing $25,244,700 at the box office. It won four Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film and Best Direction. The film gained a cult following and was followed by a sequel, Escape from L.

Synopsis

In 1988, following a 400% increase in crime, the United States Government has evacuated Manhattan and turned the island into a giant maximum-security prison in which all inmates serve a life sentence. A 50-foot (15 m) containment wall surrounds the island and routes out of Manhattan have been dismantled or mined. Armed helicopters patrol the rivers and harbor.

Actors

Kurt Russell

(Snake Plissken)
Lee Van Cleef

(Police Commissioner Bob Hauk)
Ernest Borgnine

(Cabbie)
Donald Pleasence

(President of the United States)
Isaac Hayes

(The Duke of New York)
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