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).


John Carpenter


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

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