Escape from New York Trailer

Escape from New York Trailer (1981)

"1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane." 24 June 1981 Action, Sci-Fi 99 mins

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.

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Kurt Russell

as Snake Plissken

Lee Van Cleef

as Police Commissioner Bob Hauk

Donald Pleasence

as President of the United States

Isaac Hayes

as The Duke of New York

Harry Dean Stanton

as Harold 'Brain' Helman

Tom Atkins

as Rehme

John Strobel

as Cronenberg

Season Hubley

as Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts

Charles Cyphers

as Secretary of State


Debra Hill

Debra Hill Producer

Alan Howarth

Original Music Composer

Jim Lucas

Jim Lucas Director of Photography

Joe Alves

Joe Alves Production Design

Cloudia Rebar

Cloudia Rebar Set Decoration

Stephen Loomis

Stephen Loomis Costume Design

Dean Cundey

Dean Cundey Director of Photography

John Carpenter

Original Music Composer

International Titles

Fuga de Nova York Trailer

Escape from NY Trailer

Escape from New York Trailer

Flucht aus New York Trailer

Menekülés New Yorkból Trailer

Fuga da New York Trailer

Flykten från New York Trailer

John Carpenter's Escape from New York Trailer

International Releases Dates

Australia 07 October 1981

Brazil 07 August 1981

Germany 03 September 1981

France 24 June 1981

United Kingdom 10 July 1981

Greece 04 December 1981

Italy 14 October 1981

Netherlands 13 August 1981

Sweden 27 July 1981

United States 10 July 1981

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