ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (15)
D: John Carpenter
Avco Embassy/IFI/Goldcrest (Larry Franco & Debra
USA 🇺🇸 1981
W: John Carpenter & Nick Castle
DP: Jim Lucas
Ed: Todd Ramsay
Mus: John Carpenter
PD: Joe Alves
Kurt Russell (Snake Plissken), Lee Van Cleef (Bob Hauk),
Ernest Borgnine (Cabbie), Donald Pleasance (President of the USA), Isaac Hayes (Duke of New York City)
Dystopian action movie, set in the 1997 (so unfortunately
the year of its prophecy is already dated).
When the island of Manhattan has become a high security
prison, the president of the USA is taken hostage within the walls and it's down to one man to break him out... the eye-patch wearing vigilante Snake Plissken.
Kurt Russell delivers one of his most memorable
performances as Plissken, bringing just the right attitude and rebellious sneer to the role.
The film has a huge cult following, but isn't quite
director John Carpenter's best work. Good fun though.