Escape from New York


Escape from New York

Overview:

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.

Votes 703 (6.9/10)

Runtime: 99 minutes

Release Date 1981-05-22

Budget: $6,000,000.00

Revenue: $50,244,700.00

Website: Link

Tagline: 1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane.

Production company:

  • AVCO Embassy Pictures
  • Goldcrest Films International
  • International Film Investors
  • City Film

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Science Fiction
  • Action

Trailer

Further Information

Snake Plissken
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
Lee Van Cleef
Lee Van Cleef
Cabbie
Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
President of the United States
Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
The Duke of New York
Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
Harold 'Brain' Helman
Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton
Maggie
Adrienne Barbeau
Adrienne Barbeau
Rehme
Tom Atkins
Tom Atkins
Romero
Frank Doubleday
Frank Doubleday
Cronenberg
John Strobel
John Strobel
Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Season Hubley
Season Hubley
Secretary of State
Charles Cyphers
Charles Cyphers
Gypsy #1
John Cothran, Jr.
John Cothran, Jr.
Drunk
George Buck Flower
George Buck Flower
Screenplay
Nick Castle
Nick Castle
Producer
Barry Bernardi
Barry Bernardi
Producer
Larry J. Franco
Larry J. Franco
Producer
Debra Hill
Debra Hill
Original Music Composer
Alan Howarth
Alan Howarth
Director of Photography
Jim Lucas
Jim Lucas
Editor
Todd C. Ramsay
Todd C. Ramsay
Production Design
Joe Alves
Joe Alves
Set Decoration
Cloudia Rebar
Cloudia Rebar
Costume Design
Stephen Loomis
Stephen Loomis
Director of Photography
Dean Cundey
Dean Cundey
Director
John Carpenter
John Carpenter
Original Music Composer
John Carpenter
John Carpenter
Screenplay
John Carpenter
John Carpenter

Graviteer

"Too little of too much" would describe this movie well, which presented us a dystopian New York with development potential and characters whose background is shared, exposed with brief moments of characterization that made me feel like I was missing this movie's predecessor. It didn't exist, and so the end result was of an expanded universe of unknown circumstances - except for the brief introduction we got in the opening credits - where the events barely told the story during the time it was running. But where this movie failed in terms of script, it almost made up with atmosphere and music. It sounds great throughout, but the credit goes to the opening theme that is as minimal as the presentation is grounded, in that humble approach of whom ambition wasn't unheard. Sadly, it's not the case of a classic whose production values challenge the computer generated visuals of today (and ironically this movie's novelty was the wireframe view), but if you're interested in history and want to make a contextual analysis, you may find something worth treasuring. __________________ When authors create they sign. When editors hack they design.

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