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In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.

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Directed by

John Carpenter

Written by

John Carpenter (Screenplay)
Nick Castle (Screenplay)

Runtime

99 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

martial arts wrestling taxi new york city gangster kidnapping post-apocalyptic future cult film usa president cyberpunk hostage dystopia attempt to escape street gang rescue mission war veteran villain anti hero police operation liberation of prisoners urban setting reluctant hero

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#134 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright