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Escape from New York (1981)

R
99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Cinematographer
Editor
Todd C. Ramsay (as Todd Ramsay)
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$ 6,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 4,162,000
Gross (USA)
$ 25,244,700
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Release date
Jul 10, 1981 (United States)

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61 cast members
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Kurt Russell
Snake Plissken Snake Plissken   See fewer
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Donald Pleasence
President President   See fewer
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Isaac Hayes
The Duke The Duke   See fewer
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Season Hubley
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Tom Atkins
Rehme Rehme   See fewer
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Charles Cyphers
Secretary of State Secretary of State   See fewer
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Joe Unger
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John Strobel
Cronenberg Cronenberg   See fewer
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John Cothran
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Garrett Bergfeld
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Richard Cosentino
Gypsy Guard Gypsy Guard   See fewer
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Robert John Metcalf
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Joel Bennett
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Vic Bullock
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Clem Fox
Second Indian Second Indian   See fewer
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Tobar Mayo
Third Indian Third Indian   See fewer
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Nancy Stephens
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Steven M. Gagnon
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Steven Ford
Secret Service #2 Secret Service #2   See fewer
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Michael Taylor
Secret Service #3 Secret Service #3   See fewer
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Lonnie Wun
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Dale E. House
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David R. Patrick
Helicopter Pilot #2 Helicopter Pilot #2   See fewer
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Bob Minor
Duty Sergeant Duty Sergeant   See fewer
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Wally Taylor
Controller Controller   See fewer
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James O'Hagen
Computer Operator Computer Operator   See fewer
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James Emery
Trooper Trooper   See fewer
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Tom Lillard
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Borah Silver
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Tony Papenfuss
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George 'Buck' Flower
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Clay Wright
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Al Cerullo
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Alan Shearman
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Rodger Bumpass
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Ron Vernan
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Carla Barnett
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Kathleen Blanchard
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John Carpenter
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Nick Castle
Pianist (uncredited) Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Contini
Eye-Patch Prisoner (uncredited) Eye-Patch Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jamie Lee Curtis
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Linda Daniels
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Mark Groseclose
Crazy (uncredited) Crazy (uncredited)   See fewer
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David E. Harshbarger
Soldier / Bum in Theater (uncredited) Soldier / Bum in Theater (uncredited)   See fewer
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Debra Hill
Computer (voice) (uncredited) Computer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeff Sillifant
Crazy / Food Drop Prisoner (uncredited) Crazy / Food Drop Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Stern
Guy in Chock Full O'Nuts (uncredited) Guy in Chock Full O'Nuts (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Tipton
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7.2 / 10 | 106,342 votes