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Escape from New York

Opens on March 6

Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 99 min. Release Year: 1981

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef

In the future, crime is out of control and New York City’s Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President’s plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.


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