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Escape from New York

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  03 Aug 2008


The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you’re in, you don’t come out. But when the United States president (Donald Pleasance) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenters cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular.

Directed By:

  • John Carpenter


  • Kurt Russell
  • Donald Pleasance
  • Lee Van Cleef
  • Isaac Hayes

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