In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. When the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission—and his life—unless he succeeds! Also starring Ernest Borgnine, Lee Van Cleef, Harry Dean Stanton and Isaac Hayes. Directed and co-written by John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing).

Director:

John Carpenter

Cast:

Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine, Adrienne Barbeau, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 39mins

Release Year:

1981

Country Of Origin:

USA/UK