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Escape from New York

1981 Rated R 1hr 39m

Soaring crime rates prompt the United States to turn New York City into a maximum-security prison -- which is precisely where the U.S. president (Donald Pleasence) lands when he's forced to bail out of Air Force One in director John Carpenter's action classic. Condemned criminal and former war hero Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) rescues the commander-in-chief, but on one condition: The President must promise to grant Plissken his freedom.

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Movie Details

Awards
AFI®
  • Top 100 Thrills nominee
Ratings
R
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
16
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; region 1; interactive menus; scene access; interactive film trivia; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; trailer

Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1

Subtitles

English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: DTS 5.1 HD

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.