Escape from New York | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | May 12, 2015
entertainment value
A banquet of great character actors all delivering perfectly broad performances. Violent, entertaining, what a cult film should be.
genre Action
synopsis In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.
lead actors Kurt Russell | Lee Van Cleef | Ernest Borgnine | Donald Pleasence | Isaac Hayes | Harry Dean Stanton | Adrienne Barbeau | Tom Atkins | Frank Doubleday | John Strobel | Season Hubley | Charles Cyphers | John Cothran | Jr.
director John Carpenter