Escape from New York (1981)
|Tagline:||1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane|
|Genres:||Action | Sci-Fi|
|Released:||23 May 1981 (Japan)|
- An extremely dark 80s Sci-Fi classic by John Carpenter at the top of his game.
- Snake Plisken is one of the most iconic movie characters of the 80s.
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 Pleasence) 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 Plissken 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.