Kurt Russell stars in this high-velocity sci-fi action-thriller from director John Carpenter. In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates, and when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). 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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4.3 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

86% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Featuring an atmospherically grimy futuristic metropolis, Escape from New York is a strange, entertaining jumble of thrilling action and oddball weirdness.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Extremely dark '80s sci-fi classic is too intense for kids.

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Studio
Lionsgate
Released

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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