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Escape from New York (Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef)

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Escape from New York (Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef)

Escape from New York: 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 to rescue him.

CAST
Kurt Russell Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
Donald Pleasence President of the United States
Adrienne Barbeau Maggie
Harry Dean Stanton Harold ‘Brain’ Helman
Ernest Borgnine Cabbie
Isaac Hayes The Duke of New York
Frank Doubleday Romero
Tom Atkins Rehme
Charles Cyphers Secretary of State
Season Hubley Girl in Chock Full O’Nuts
John Strobel Cronenberg
George Buck Flower Drunk
John Cothran, Jr. Gypsy #1
John Carpenter Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player

CREW
Producer Larry J. Franco
Director of Photography Dean Cundey
Editor Todd C. Ramsay
Producer Debra Hill
Visual Effects Art Director James Cameron
Production Design Joe Alves
Screenplay John Carpenter
Director John Carpenter
Original Music Composer John Carpenter
Producer Barry Bernardi
Costume Design Stephen Loomis
Screenplay Nick Castle
Stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock
Original Music Composer Alan Howarth
Director of Photography Jim Lucas

United Kingdom / AVCO Embassy Pictures / 99 minutes / Released 1981-05-22

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