Where Science Meets Science Fiction
Close mobile menu

WHERE SCIENCE MEETS SCIENCE FICTION

Escape from New York(1981)

Escape from New York poster

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.

Director(s)
Writer(s)
Release Date
Producer(s)
Barry Bernardi
Larry J. Franco
Debra Hill
Language English
Genres Science FictionAction
Runtime 1 hours, 39 minutes
Budget $6,000,000.00
Revenue $50,244,700.00
Production AVCO Embassy PicturesGoldcrest Films InternationalInternational Film InvestorsCity Film
Homepage http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/escape-from-new-york/

Featured Cast Members:

Trailers and Videos:

Trailer

Tv Trailer

Flightless Elder God: Ancient Carnivorous 6'8" Penguin Was Like Something From Lovecraft

What if we told you that long ago, millions of years in the past, giant penguins ruled the land?Sure, everyone's always eager to talk...

Matthew Loffhagen

Scientist Claims Immortality Is Coming... But There's A Catch

Death is such a pain. There's no opt-out, and decomposing is a hassle.Not for long, though. According to scientist Dr. Ian Pearson,...

Matthew Loffhagen

Plants Took Over Earth's Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Most of Earth really belongs to the plants, who fill up nearly every nook and cranny of nature and generate the oxygen that we fauna...

Jonathan Kesh

Enormous 'Star Wars' Toy of Jabba's Sail Barge is Being Crowdfunded

One of the big innovations that Star Wars action figures brought to children's toy shelves around the world was the 3 3/4" action...

Matthew Loffhagen

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Could Vanish in 10 to 20 Years

The planet Jupiter is an absolutely beautiful sight. With swirling storm clouds that rage across the entire planet's surface, this...

Matthew Loffhagen

NASA's Twin Study Reveals What Happens to Our Bodies in Space

Every astronaut on the ISS lives one small mistake away from death. A malfunctioning fan, a snag in a space suit, or poorly-timed...

Chris Mahon

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Could Mine Thousands of Distant Asteroids

Elon Musk recently checked an item off the bucket list when his commercial space company, SpaceX, launched the enormous Falcon Heavy...

Matthew Loffhagen

How NASA Is Preparing for the Next Killer Asteroid 5 Years After Chelyabinsk

Let's be honest here. NASA and other major space agencies haven't exactly inspired confidence when it comes to defending Earth from...

Chris Mahon

UFO Spotted Above Mount Everest in Professional Mountaineer's Photograph

An unidentified flying object has been spotted in a photo of Mount Everest taken by professional mountaineer and photographer David...

Matthew Loffhagen