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.