Escape from New York (1981)

Title: Escape from New York

Tagline: 1997. New York City Is Now a Maximum Security Prison. Breaking Out is Impossible. Breaking In is Insane.

Genre: Science Fiction,Action

Director: John Carpenter

Cast: Kurt Russell,Lee Van Cleef,Ernest Borgnine,Donald Pleasence,Isaac Hayes,Season Hubley,Harry Dean Stanton,Adrienne Barbeau,Tom Atkins,Charles Cyphers,Frank Doubleday,John Strobel,George Buck Flower,John Cothran,Nancy Stephens,Steven Ford,John Carpenter,Jamie Lee Curtis,Nick Castle,Debra Hill,Ox Baker,Joe Unger,Garrett Bergfeld,Wally Taylor

Status: Released

Release: 1981-05-23

Runtime: 99

Plot: In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan 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 lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.

Trailer Cast Crew Videos

    • Kurt Russell

      Snake Plissken
    • Lee Van Cleef

      Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
    • Ernest Borgnine

    • 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 'Brain' Helman
    • Adrienne Barbeau

    • Tom Atkins

    • Charles Cyphers

      Secretary of State
    • Frank Doubleday

    • John Strobel

    • George Buck Flower

    • John Cothran

      Gypsy #1
    • Nancy Stephens

    • Steven Ford

      Secret Service #2
    • John Carpenter

      Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player
    • Jamie Lee Curtis

      Narrator / Prison Recording Voice (voice)
    • Nick Castle

    • Debra Hill

      Computer (voice)
    • Ox Baker

    • Joe Unger

    • Garrett Bergfeld

      Gypsy #2
    • Wally Taylor

    • David Lewis Yewdall (Sound)

      Sound Editor
    • Stephen Loomis (Costume & Make-Up)

      Costume Design
    • Serge Genitempo (Art)

      Standby Painter
    • Dean Cundey (Camera)

      Director of Photography
    • Kevin Pike (Crew)

      Special Effects
    • Jake Eberts (Production)

      Executive Producer
    • Loren Janes (Crew)

    • Warren Hamilton Jr. (Sound)

      Sound Editor
    • Mike Johnson (Crew)

    • Lee B. Drygas (Art)

    • Dick Warlock (Crew)

      Stunt Coordinator
    • Steve Rice (Sound)

      Dialogue Editor
    • Alan Howarth (Sound)

      Original Music Composer
    • Gregg Landaker (Sound)

      Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    • Jim Lucas (Camera)

      Second Unit Director of Photography
    • Arthur Gelb (Art)

      Graphic Designer
    • Cloudia Rebar (Art)

      Set Decoration
    • Roy Arbogast (Visual Effects)

      Special Effects Supervisor
    • Nick Castle (Writing)

    • Frankie Bergman (Costume & Make-Up)

    • Joe Alves (Art)

      Production Design
    • Eddie Hice (Crew)

    • Debra Hill (Production)

    • Ken Chase (Costume & Make-Up)

      Makeup Supervisor
    • James Winburn (Crew)

    • Joseph F. Brennan (Sound)

      Boom Operator
    • Jeffrey Chernov (Directing)

      Second Assistant Director
    • Thomas Causey (Sound)

      Sound Mixer
    • Gary Zink (Crew)

      Special Effects
    • Eddie Surkin (Crew)

      Special Effects
    • Escape from New York 1981 TV trailer

      • Trailer
    • Escape From New York (1/2) Snake On The Run (1981) HD

      • Clip
    • Escape From New York (2/2) Under Siege on Broadway (1981) HD

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    • Official Trailer #1

      • Trailer
    • Official Trailer #2

      • Trailer
    • Escape From New York (1981) Unit Supervisor/Matte Artist Robert Skotak Talks Visual Effects HD

      • Featurette
    • Escape From New York (1981) Interview with Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker

      • Featurette
    • ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - Fight - Film Clip

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    • ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - The Duke - Film Clip

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    • ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - Maybe Later - Film Clip

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