Escape from New York

Escape from New York (1981)

New York is a disease. Meet the cure.

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In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict to rescue him.

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  • Kurt Russell

    as Snake Plissken
  • Lee Van Cleef

    as Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
  • Donald Pleasence

    as President of the United States
  • Adrienne Barbeau

    as Maggie
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Harold 'Brain' Helman
  • Ernest Borgnine

    as Cabbie
  • Isaac Hayes

    as The Duke of New York
  • Frank Doubleday

    as Romero
  • Tom Atkins

    as Rehme
  • Charles Cyphers

    as Secretary of State
  • Season Hubley

    as Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
  • John Strobel

    as Cronenberg
  • George Buck Flower

    as Drunk
  • John Cothran, Jr.

    as Gypsy #1
  • John Carpenter

    as Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player
Production Larry J. Franco Producer
Camera Dean Cundey Director of Photography
Editing Todd C. Ramsay Editor
Production Debra Hill Producer
Crew James Cameron Visual Effects Art Director
Art Joe Alves Production Design
Writing John Carpenter Screenplay
Directing John Carpenter Director
Sound John Carpenter Original Music Composer
Production Barry Bernardi Producer
Costume & Make-Up Stephen Loomis Costume Design
Writing Nick Castle Screenplay
Sound Alan Howarth Original Music Composer
Camera Jim Lucas Director of Photography
Art Cloudia Rebar Set Decoration