Escape From New York (1981)

Escape From New York Synopsis

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been turned into the world's largest maximum security prison, a place where the worst of humanity is sent to rot. The U.S. Government finds itself in a major crisis when the president's plane crash lands in New York only days before a vital peace summit between major warring nations is to take place. The president survives the crash, but is taken hostage by the denizens of Manhattan and held for ransom. Only war hero turned felon Snake Plissken can save the day, and he is offered a simple deal for his work: save the president and live, fail to save him and die. The one-eyed bandit sets to work, cutting a path of destruction to the president that has to be seen to be believed. Kurt Russell creates the indelible character of Snake Plissken as no other actor could have. Wisecracking and cool under the very worst of pressures, Snake is the ultimate bad good guy.

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Escape from New York Shirts Arrive in Time for Halloween

Escape from New York Shirts Arrive in Time for Halloween

Check out two new awesome pieces of artwork from the John Carpenter classic. On sale October 31st.
Producer Joel Silver Announces Escape from New York Reboot

Producer Joel Silver Announces Escape from New York Reboot

The producer is teaming up with StudioCanal for this update of the 1981 John Carpenter classic that starred Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken.
New Line Drops Escape from New York

New Line Drops Escape from New York

Looks like Snake Plisken won't be getting a reboot after all.
Gerard Butler Bows Out of Escape from New York

Gerard Butler Bows Out of Escape from New York

Was to play Snake Plissken in the John Carpenter remake.
Len Wiseman to Remake Escape from New York

Len Wiseman to Remake Escape from New York

Gerard Butler attached to star as anti-hero Snake Plissken.
Kurt Russell on the Escape from New York Remake

Kurt Russell on the Escape from New York Remake

The one and only Snake Plissken tells all!
Gerard Butler Set to Escape from New York

Gerard Butler Set to Escape from New York

Playing Snake Plissken in the remake.
Michael Gillis talks about the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK special edition DVD!

Michael Gillis talks about the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK special edition DVD!

...the producer of the disc speaks!
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK coming to DVD!

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK coming to DVD!

...in a director's cut special edition!
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