Escape from New York
Released
1981
Directed by
John Carpenter
Tagline
1997. New York city is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane.
Produced by
Debra Hill
Larry J. Franco
Screenplay by
John Carpenter
Nick Castle
Actors
Jamie Lee Curtis
Kurt Russell
Ernest Borgnine
Isaac Hayes
John Carpenter
Lee Van Cleef
Donald Pleasence
Adrienne Barbeau
Harry Dean Stanton
Rodger Bumpass
Ox Baker
John Diehl
Tom Atkins
George Buck Flower
Robert Lee Minor
Carmen Filpi
Charles Cyphers
Season Hubley
John Cothran
Jr.
Steven Ford
Debra Hill
Al Cerullo
Alan Shearman
Nancy Stephens
Joe Unger
Nick Castle
Wally Taylor
Tony Papenfuss
Steven M. Gagnon
Frank Doubleday
Ken Tipton
Carla Barnett
Ronald E. House
David E. Harshbarger
Borah Silver
Clay Wright
James Emery
Tobar Mayo
Richard Cosentino
Tom Lillard
Ron Vernan
Barron Winchester
John Contini
Joel Bennett
Joseph A. Perrotti
David R. Patrick
Garrett Bergfeld
Lowmoan Spectacular
Mark Stern
Lonnie Wun
Clem Fox
John Strobel
Dale E. House
Robert John Metcalf
Vic Bullock
Kathleen Blanchard
Michael Taylor
James O'Hagen
Netflix Rating
R (USA)
Rated
R (USA)
Netflix Genre
Action & Adventure
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Action Thrillers
Blu-ray
Netflix Format
DVD and Blu-ray
Genres
Indie film
Western
Crime Fiction
Dystopia
Thriller
Science Fiction
Doomsday film
Adventure Film
Action Film
Escape Film
Sequel
Escape from L.A.
Category
Film

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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