Escape from New York
Directed by John Carpenter
In a bleak, alternate future, Manhattan Island has become the nation’s only maximum security prison. When Air Force One crash lands in the prison, the government sends in a disposable hero— Kurt Russell icon, Snake Plissken, an outlaw and former war hero—to get him out.
In John Carpenter's bleak, alternate future, Manhattan Island has become the nation’s only maximum security prison.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley
what the hell is this movie doing on here?
Mixed feelings here... definitely a fun sci-fi dystopian classic... But it is in no way scary. However, I enjoyed it and its sequel so much (I’ve seen both twice — rare for me to do that even with somewhat decent movies), so, I can’t not give it 4-stars.
Not really horror but still a pretty good flick!
I've been on a Carpenter tear lately and this really is one of his best. Good dystopian future plot, solid action, and decent shots of a walled Manhattan on an obviously modest budget. Snake is a walking cliche but Kurt Russell thoroughly inhabits the character.