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Escape from New York Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The year is 1997. Manhattan Island is now a heavily guarded maximum-security prison, where the scum of the earth have converged. When Air Force One crash-lands in Manhattan, the president (Donald Pleasence) is held hostage by its denizens. One-eyed mercenary Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is strong-armed into rescuing the chief executive. He is aided, not always willingly, by a tough gal (Adrienne Barbeau) and a manic cab driver (Ernest Borgnine). Escape from New York was followed by a sequel of sorts in 1996, Escape From L.A., again starring Kurt Russell. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 10, 1981

Cast

Kurt Russell
as Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef
as Bob Hauk
Ernest Borgnine
as Cabbie
Donald Pleasence
as President of the United States
Isaac Hayes
as The Duke of New York
Season Hubley
as Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Harry Dean Stanton
as Brain
Adrienne Barbeau
as Maggie
Tom Atkins
as Rehme
Charles Cyphers
as Secretary of State
Ron Vernan
as Dancer
Carmen Filpi
as Bum
Lonnie Wun
as Red Bandana Gypsy
Borah Silver
as Theater Manager
Ron House
as Dancer
James O'Hagen
as Computer Operator
Alan Shearman
as Dancer
Tony Papenfuss
as Theater Assistant
Steven Ford
as Secret Service #2
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot #4
George "Buck" Flower
as Drunk
Wally Taylor
as Controller
Bob Minor
as Duty Sergeant
Nancy Stephens
as Stewardess
Frank Doubleday
as Romero
Tobar Mayo
as Third Indian
Tom Lillard
as Police Sergeant
Steven M. Gagnon
as Secret Service #1
Rodger Bumpass
as Dancer
Joe Unger
as Taylor
John Cothran, Jr.
as Gypsy #1
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Narration and Computer Voice
John Diehl
as Punk

Crew

John Carpenter
Director
Debra Hill
Producer
Larry Franco
Producer
Nick Castle, Jr.
Screenwriter
John Carpenter
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Alan Howarth
Composer (Music Score)
John Carpenter
Composer (Music Score)
Todd Ramsay
Editor
Joe Alves
Production Designer
Barry Bernardi
Associate Producer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas D. Causey
Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Franco
First Assistant Director
Raymond Stella
Camera Operator
Loren Janes
Stunts
Jesse Wayne
Stunts
John Moio
Stunts
Kent Hays
Stunts
Jack Verbois
Stunts
George Wilbur
Stunts
Bob Minor
Stunts
Ted White
Stunts
Roydon E. Clark
Stunts
Bill Hart
Stunts
Mike Johnson
Stunts
Sandy Gimpel
Stunts
Buff Brady
Stunts
Eddie Hice
Stunts
Fred Lerner
Stunts
Glory Fioramonti
Stunts
Alan Levine
Production Manager
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor
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