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Escape from New York


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Futuristic adventure from r John Carpenter , starring Kurt Russell
Lee Van Cleef , Donald Pleasence
The year is 1997 and the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. When the president's plane crashes into this lawless hell, new convict "Snake"
Plissken is called in to help.
(1981.15) ♦ See Films: pages 66-73 *** * See Barry Norman : page 66


Unknown: John Carpenter
Unknown: Kurt Russell
Unknown: Lee van Cleef
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Barry Norman
Snake Plissken: Kurt Russell
Bob Hauk: Lee Vancleef
President: Donald Pleasence
Duke of New York: Isaac Hayes
Maggie: Adrienne Barbeau
Brain: Harry Dean Stanton
Cabby: Ernest Borgnine
Girl in Chock Full o'Nuts: Season Hubley
Rehme: Tom Atkins
Secretary of State: Charles Cyphers

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