Escape From New York

Escape From New York

The police send a convict (Kurt Russell) to rescue the president from a 1997 no man's land.

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Escape From New York


Action, Science fiction100 Mins1981R

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.


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