Escape From New York

Escape From New York

Blu-ray Disc - 2010
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In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken, a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake's body will end the mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 30, 2017

This movie is a classic. Now I have read some reviews where a vidiot. (vidio game idiot who can't handle anything but constant action) doesn't like it because it's too slow!. That's what too many video games do to your brain. You can't read a book or watch a decent film like this one. I wish they'd do another escape film because they are fun and not overly serious. Everyone in this does a good job too. A kick butt film by any standards. It's of it's era and that's the early 80's , it does have action of course just not continual action. like some of today's films. Vidiots need not watch it I suppose for that reason. But if you are not a vidiot. You will enjoy this.

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Calvacade
Jul 10, 2017

A one of a kind apocalyptic epic that has yet to be rivaled in action and storytelling quality.

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akirakato
Jan 31, 2015

This is a 1981 American SF action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter.
Set in a then near-future 1997, the whole Manhattan in New York City has been converted into a maximum security prison.
Ex-soldier Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is given 22 hours to find the US President, who has been captured by prisoners after the crash of Air Force One.
Featuring an atmospherically grimy metropolis, this film is a strange, entertaining jumble of thrilling action and oddball weirdness of B-movie.
Although the poster shows the head of the Statue of Liberty crashing into a New York street, no such incident appears in the film.
They say, this movie has become a cult film.
But I don't see why it is so.
If the head of the Statue of Liberty had crashed into a New York street, I would've deen shockingly impressed by the so-called "cult film."

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ddonster
Aug 19, 2012

When I was a kid, this was my favorite movie. Kurt Russell was the coolest. "Escape from New York" and "The Thing" were two good movies Russell made with John Carpenter before Carpenter started making terrible movies. I loved the score by Carpenter. The script was great, with a lot of good lines. "I knew when I found this, I'd be the president"

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ausnos
Apr 07, 2012

As much as I love John Carpenter's work and 80's films, I did not appreciate this movie as much as I hoped. I just could not find myself liking any of the characters, especially Kurt Russell's which I found just two-dimensional. The action sequences were mediocre, the setting dark and the story a shrug of the shoulders. The only thing that really stood out for me was the the chandelier-hooded car that the Duke drove. That was funny.

laustcawz Feb 26, 2012

Only a few years earlier, Russell was still playing a high school student in Disney films. All he needed was the right opportunity, which came from Carpenter.

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hendrikhols
Jan 23, 2012

Can anyone say "Cheese"? i thought kurt Russell was better in "Big Trouble, In Little China"..that was cheesy too, but at least he didn't take himself too seriously.

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Rdgz
Dec 20, 2011

Must be seen. The movie has primitive special effects if any but the story and the character are fresh and interesting. Shows how a good and original movie can be done with very little.

There is a sequel but it is not worth watching.

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tj_is_cool
Sep 08, 2011

Fun, action-packed movie.

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bdls206
Mar 10, 2011

Great movie, the sequel was equally good. I wish the would add another installment, Snake Plissken is such a fun character. This Movie is Guaranteed to entertain.

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laustcawz Sep 17, 2013

"We'd make a hell of a team, Snake." "The name's Plissken."

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Bob Hauk: You going to kill me, Snake?
Snake Plissken: Not now, I'm too tired.
[pause]
Snake Plissken: Maybe later.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

The Duke: They sent in their best man, and when we roll across the 59th Street bridge tomorrow, on our way to freedom, we're going to have their best man leading the way - from the neck up!
[cheering erupts]
The Duke: On the hood of my car!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Bob Hauk: Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.
Snake Plissken: Oh, you mean I can't count on you?
Bob Hauk: No.
Snake Plissken: Good!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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