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Escape from New York (1981)

July 11

Poster for the movie "Escape from New York"

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom. Commissioned by Per T, from Norway.

Release date: July 10, 1981 (USA)
Director: John Carpenter
Featured song: Bandstand Boogie
Film series: Escape from New York
Budget: 6 million USD


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