Escape from New York (1981)
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Escape from New York (1981)


Genre
:
Science Fiction | Action
Rating
:
7.1 / 10
Release Date
:
22 May 1981
Resolution
:
1920x1080
Duration
:
1 : 39 minutes
Spoken Language
:
English
Status
:
Released
Overview
:
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.

Cast Overview :

Snake Plissken
by: Kurt Russell
Police Commissioner Bob Hauk
by: Lee Van Cleef
Cabbie
by: Ernest Borgnine
President of the United States
by: Donald Pleasence
The Duke of New York
by: Isaac Hayes
Harold 'Brain' Helman
by: Harry Dean Stanton
Maggie
by: Adrienne Barbeau
Rehme
by: Tom Atkins
Romero
by: Frank Doubleday
Cronenberg
by: John Strobel
Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
by: Season Hubley
Secretary of State
by: Charles Cyphers
Gypsy #1
by: John Cothran, Jr.
Drunk
by: George Buck Flower

Member Reviews :

"Too little of too much" would describe this movie well, which presented us a dystopian New York with development potential and characters whose background is shared, exposed with brief moments of characterization that made me feel like I was missing this movie's predecessor. It didn't exist, and so the end result was of an expanded universe of unknown circumstances - except for the brief introduction we got in the opening credits - where the events barely told the story during the time it was running. But where this movie failed in terms of script, it almost made up with atmosphere and music. It sounds great throughout, but the credit goes to the opening theme that is as minimal as the presentation is grounded, in that humble approach of whom ambition wasn't unheard. Sadly, it's not the case of a classic whose production values challenge the computer generated visuals of today (and ironically this movie's novelty was the wireframe view), but if you're interested in history and want to make a contextual analysis, you may find something worth treasuring. __________________ When authors create they sign. When editors hack they design.
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