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Eric Brainard 15 days ago
Russell is great, the idea is crazy, but it works so well. Certainly a cult classic.
DMB 3 years ago
Not as many laughs as I expected.
Davis Keck 3 years ago
Whether because of imitators, age, or the fact it just isn't that good, I expected more.
Noah Rymer over 3 years ago
as cult films go, I found this to be a bit overrated.
Austin over 4 years ago
It's good, but can't hang with Carpenter's other work at the time.
Tony Gandía almost 5 years ago
Fun & campy premise, Russell's best make this a must for low-budget, sci-fi, action flicks
Travis Landon Connell almost 5 years ago
John Carpenter's underrated classic starring Kurt Russel's 80's hair.
Dennis Hotson 5 years ago
I didn't think Kurt Russell could ever be this cool.
Zach Sly almost 6 years ago
Are you a bad enough dude to save the president? Amazing 80s glory captured on film.
Tante Tatin 6 years ago
seen again last year in my favourite movie theatre. still was unbelieveably iconic.
Dan Kearns 7 years ago
From original 10s list
Don Lathrop 1 month ago
Daniel Rouco over 1 year ago
Rosalio Galvan almost 2 years ago
Shana Beale over 2 years ago
Annalisa Schettino over 2 years ago
Devon almost 3 years ago
Richard Sebastian almost 3 years ago
Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film directed and scored by John Carpenter. He co-wrote the screenplay with Nick Castle. The film is set in the near future in a crime-ridden United States that has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into a maximum security prison. Ex-soldier Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is given 24 hours to find the President of the United States, who has been captured after the crash of Air Force One. Carpenter wrote the film in the mid-1970s as a reaction to the Watergate scandal, but proved incapable of articulating how the film related to the scandal. After the success of Halloween, he had enough influence to get the film made and shot most of it in St. Louis, Missouri. The film's total budget was estimated to be US$6 million. It was a commercial hit, grossing over $50 million worldwide. It has since become a cult film. A sequel, Escape from L.A., was released in 1996. In a dystopian 1997, crime in the United States has...
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