Escape From New York

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): John Carpenter
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
76
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
R
Year:
1981
99 min
644 Views


By the time they figure out

what they want, it'll be too late.

Tell him we have to go

with your plan. Now.

We can't wait till tomorrow. If we move

in and take the island, it's a last resort.

It's 8:
45.

I want permission to try a rescue.

Thank you.

- All right.

- He's dangerous, sir.

I know. I'll be okay.

I'm not a fool, Plissken.

Call me Snake.

S.D. Plissken...

...American. Lieutenant,

Special Forces unit Black Light.

Two Purple Hearts,

Leningrad and Siberia.

Youngest man to be decorated

by the president.

You robbed

the Federal Reserve depository.

Life sentence, New York

Maximum Security Penitentiary.

I'm ready to kick your ass

out of the world, war hero.

- Who are you?

- Hauk.

Police commissioner.

Bob Hauk.

Special Forces unit Texas Thunder.

We heard of you too, Plissken.

- Why are we talking?

- I have a deal for you.

You'll receive full pardon for every criminal

action you committed in the United States.

There was an accident. About an hour ago

a small jet went down inside New York City.

The president was on board.

- President of what?

- That's not funny, Plissken.

You go in, find the president, bring him

out in 24 hours, and you're a free man.

- Twenty-four hours?

- I'm making you an offer.

- Bullshit.

- Straight. Just like I said.

- I'll think about it.

- No time. Give me an answer.

Get a new president.

We're still at war, Plissken.

We need him alive.

I don't give a f*** about your war...

...or your president.

- Is that your answer?

- I'm thinking.

Think hard.

- Why me?

- You flew the Gullfire over Leningrad.

You know how to get in quiet.

You're all I've got.

I guess I go in, one way or the other.

Doesn't mean sh*t to me.

Give me the paper.

- When you come out.

- Before.

I told you I wasn't a fool, Plissken.

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John Carpenter

John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, musician, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995). He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween (2018). Carpenter is also notable for having composed or co-composed most of his films' music; some of them are now well-known, with the main theme of Halloween being considered a part of popular culture. He won a Saturn Award for Best Music for the film Vampires (1998). Carpenter has released three studio albums, titled Lost Themes (2015), Lost Themes II (2016), and Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 (2017). more…

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