Escape From New York
MGM/UA (1981)
Science Fiction, Thriller, Action
In Collection
99 mins
IMDB 7.1

Kurt Russell Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
Tom Atkins Rehme
Ernest Borgnine Cabbie
Donald Pleasence President of the United States
Isaac Hayes The Duke of New York
Season Hubley Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Harry Dean Stanton Harold Helman
Adrienne Barbeau Maggie
Charles Cyphers Secretary of State
Joel Bennett
Garrett Bergfeld
Frank Doubleday Romero
John Strobel Cronenberg

Director John Carpenter
Producer Barry Bernardi
Debra Hill
Larry J. Franco
Larry Franco
Writer John Carpenter
Nick Castle
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Musician John Carpenter

It’s 1998 and the entire city of New York has been turned into a giant maximum security prison complete with mined bridges, unscalable walls and a paramilitary police force. Into this collection of the worst of the worst lands the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) who is forced to flee in an escape pod following the terrorist hijacking of Air Force One en route to a Nuclear Summit Meeting in Hartford. While the President tries to keep himself alive amongst the population of hardened criminals with nothing to lose, former Special Forces hero turned bank robber Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is offered a deal. If he can get into the city, find and rescue the President, locate and recover a cassette tape filled with vital nuclear information and return within 24 hours, he can have his freedom. Just to be sure, however, Snake is injected with a microscopic explosive that is set to go off in that time. If he makes it, his life will be saved, his sentence commuted and he will go free. If not, he will die.

Edition Details
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country UK
Language English
Distributor MGM Home Entertainment
Barcode 027616854773
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 11/21/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Theatrical Trailers Color Closed-captioned Widescreen