Escape from New York (1981)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Tom Atkins Rehme
Adrienne Barbeau Maggie
Ernest Borgnine Cabbie
Charles Cyphers Secretary of State
Harry Dean Stanton Brain
Isaac Hayes The Duke of New York
Season Hubley Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Donald Pleasence President of the United States
Kurt Russell Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef Bob Hauk
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director John Carpenter
Producer Debra Hill; Larry Franco
Writer John Carpenter; Nick Castle
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 99 mins
Country UK
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.8
The year is 1997: Manhattan Island is now a heavily guarded maximum-security prison, where the scum of the earth have converged. When Air Force One crash-lands in Manhattan, the President (Donald Pleasence) is held hostage by its denizens. One-eyed mercenary Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is strong-armed into rescuing the Chief Executive. He is aided, not always willingly, by a tough gal (Adrienne Barbeau) and a manic cab driver (Ernest Borgnine). Too long for its own good (especially in its expanded video version), Escape from New York is an otherwise excellent chunk of non-think entertainment. It was followed by a sequel of sorts in 1996, Escape From LA, again starring Kurt Russell. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 338
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 027616854773
Chapters 32
Release Date 11/21/2000
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen