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Escape from New York

Opens on July 11

Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 99 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1981

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef

In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison that houses the world’s most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasance) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the destroyed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake’s body will end the mission – and his life – unless he succeeds!


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