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Escape from New York
May 1981

New York is a disease. Meet the cure.

71% audience score from 1,280 votes

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Summary
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, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.
Facts
This film cost $6 million and has so far returned $50 million.
Runtime is 99 mins.
Genres
  • Science Fiction
  • Action
Cast & Crew
Tags
  • Taxi
  • Street gang
  • Usa president
  • War veteran
  • Hostage
  • Kidnapping
  • Liberation of prisoners
  • Anti hero
  • Gangster
  • Dystopia
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