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In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.

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Directed by

John Carpenter

Written by

John Carpenter (Screenplay)
Nick Castle (Screenplay)

Runtime

99 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane.

Cast

Keywords

taxi gangster kidnapping cult film usa president cyberpunk hostage dystopia attempt to escape street gang war veteran anti hero police operation liberation of prisoners reluctant hero

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