• Publication date: February 9, 2012

Escape from New York

The president's plane crashes in a city of criminals, and one man must rescue him.

  • Publication date: February 9, 2012

Escape from New York

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1981

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April 28, 2015 16:30 (KSA) ~ April 28, 2015 15:30 (CLT)

In the future crime in America has risen by 400%, and New York City has been walled off and converted into a prison for the nation's most violent criminals.  No one is allowed in or out of the city, and the prisoners rule themselves. 

When the president's plane crash-lands inside New York, soon-to-be inmate Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is offered freedom if he can rescue him and retrieve a lost cassette tape belonging to the leader.  Snake is injected with microscopic explosives before beginning his mission that will detonate within 22 hours, unless he returns with the president and the tape.

Escape from New York earned $50 million internationally, eight times its $6 million budget.

Directed by: John Carpenter


  • Kurt Russell
  • Lee Van Cleef
  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Donald Pleasence
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Harry Dean Stanton
  • Adrienne Barbeau