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Escape from New York

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Escape from New York

Release Date: May 23, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «New York is a disease. Meet the cure.»
Genres    :   Science Fiction, Action
Production Companies    :   AVCO Embassy Pictures, Goldcrest, International Film Investors
Director    :   John Carpenter
Producers    :   Larry J. Franco, Debra Hill, Barry Bernardi
Writers    :   John Carpenter, Nick Castle
RunTime    :   99 mins.
Budget    :   6000000
Revenue    :   50244700

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 to rescue him.

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