Escape from New York

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Escape from New York

Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a distopian United States that has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into a maximum security prison. Ex-soldier Snake Plissken is given 22 hours to find the President of the United States, who has been captured by prisoners. Carpenter wrote the film in the mid-1970s as a reaction to the Watergate scandal. After ... more on Wikipedia

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