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Escape from New York

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Original title
Escape from New Yorkaka
AKA
  • New York 1997
  • New York 1997
Year
Running time
99 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Carpenter, Nick Castle
Music
John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
Cinematography
Dean Cundey
Cast
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Producer
AVCO Embassy Pictures / International Film Investors / Goldcrest Films International
Genre
Sci-Fi. Action | Post-apocalyptic Future. Dystopia. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been turned into the world's largest maximum security prison, a place where the worst of humanity is sent to rot. The U.S. Government finds itself in a major crisis when the president's plane crash lands in New York only days before a vital peace summit between major warring nations is to take place. The president survives the crash, but is taken hostage by the denizens of Manhattan and held for ransom. Only war hero turned felon Snake Plissken can save the day, and he is offered a simple deal for his work: save the president and live, fail to save him and die. The one-eyed bandit sets to work, cutting a path of destruction to the president that has to be seen to be believed.
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