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Escape From New York (1981)

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Action & Adventure and Cult Movies movie directed by John Carpenter

In the future, crime is out of control and New York City 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 warrior new to prison … see full wiki

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Director: John Carpenter
1 review about Escape From New York (1981)

New York a Prison?

  • Nov 13, 2002
Why is it that John Carpenter only makes decent movies when he has a small budget and foils up big time when he's given a Hollywood budget? ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is one of Carpenter's better movies. Sure, it's mindless entertainment. But it's good mindless entertainment without too much gore, sex, or profanity. This was the film that started Kurt Russell down the path to bigger box office dollars. It's also worth checking out for the opening scene where a hijacked plane crashes into a tall New York skyscraper. It's so eerily similar to September 11th, 2001 that it makes you wonder how much art really does imitate life, or is life now imitating art?

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