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Escape From New York



Escape From New York

(Escape from New York)
A movie directed by John Carpenter
1981 - 99 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.35 : 1
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One man against 3 million criminals in a bid to rescue the President from Mahattan high security prison. Mahattan Island has become a maximum security prison for three million criminals. When the American President's plane is hijacked and crashed on the island, the President is taken hostage by gangland warlord ''The Duke''. Sent to the rescue is Snake Plissken, former war – hero now convicted criminal.

To ensure the safe return of both Plissken and the President, the police commissioner has tiny time bombs implanted in Plissken's neck – if he gets the President out within twenty four hours he gets a pardon, if not, the bombs will detonate and rupture his major arteries...
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British release date: September 24, 1981
Us release date: July 10, 1981

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Also Known As

  • Escape from New York City (us)
  • John Carpenter's Escape from New York (us)

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