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Escape from New York

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Escape from New York

Release Date: May 23, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «1997. New York City Is Now a Maximum Security Prison. Breaking Out is Impossible. Breaking In is Insane.»
Genres    :   Science Fiction, Action
Production Companies    :   AVCO Embassy Pictures, Goldcrest, International Film Investors, City Films
Director    :   John Carpenter
Producers    :   Larry J. Franco, Debra Hill, Jake Eberts, Barry Bernardi, Alan Levine
Writers    :   John Carpenter, Nick Castle
RunTime    :   99 mins.
Budget    :   6000000
Revenue    :   50244700

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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