Escape from New York

Cult classic Escape from New York turns 40 this year, and is celebrated with a relaunch at the cinema. Finally, it will again be possible to enjoy Kurt Russel in his iconic role as Snake Plissken on the big screen!

In the near future (that is, 1997), crime has exploded in the United States and the entire Manhattan island has been turned into a high-security prison fenced off by soaring walls. The rules are simple. He who enters, does not leave. But after the US president crash-lands on the island, someone has to enter the life-threatening area to find him. The mission goes to a new prisoner and ex-soldier Snake Plissken. If he succeeds, he wins his freedom. If he fails, he dies instantly. He has exactly 24 hours…

  • Program
  • Original title
    Escape from New York
  • Director
    John Carpenter
  • Producer
    Debra Hill, Larry Franco
  • Writers
    John Carpenter, Nick Castle
  • Photo
    Dean Cundey
  • Actors
    Kurt Russel, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Donald Pleasence, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau
  • Playtime
    1 h 39 min
  • Year
    1981
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    City Films
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment