Escape from New York

Escape from New York

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Escape from New York (1981)

Opened (Note on dates*): 07/10/1981 Wide

Limited07/10/1981
IFC Center07/19/2013 - 07/25/20137 days
Re-Release07/19/2013

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Genre: Sci-Fi/Action

Rated: Unknown Rating

1997. New York City is a walled maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane.

Synopsis

In the terrifying future of 1997, a hijacked Air Force One crashes on the island prison of Manhattan, stranding President Donald Pleasance among murderers, terrorists, thieves and a drug-dealing Isaac Hayes. Eye-patched mercenary Snake Plissken (Carpenter regular Kurt Russell) gets tapped for the rescue mission, with a 24-hour deadline before the government sets off the explosives implanted in his neck. Carpenter's visionary dystopian nightmare finally returns to the big screen, sharper than ever. With Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine and Harry Dean Stanton.

Courtesy Film Forum

 

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