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  • Escape from New York (1981)
  • R
    99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Escape from New York (1981)
R
99 min | Action, Adventure, 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.
Director
John Carpenter (directed by)
Writers
John Carpenter (written by) | Nick Castle (written by)
Producers
Composers
John Carpenter (music by) | Alan Howarth (in association with)
Cinematographer
Editor
Todd C. Ramsay (as Todd Ramsay)
Production Designer
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Release date
Jul 10, 1981 (United States)

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Cast

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62 cast members
Name Known for
Kurt Russell
Snake Plissken Snake Plissken   See fewer
Donald Pleasence
President President   See fewer
Isaac Hayes
The Duke The Duke   See fewer
Season Hubley
Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts   See fewer
Harry Dean Stanton
Harold 'Brain' Hellman Harold 'Brain' Hellman   See fewer
Tom Atkins
Rehme Rehme   See fewer
Charles Cyphers
Secretary of State Secretary of State   See fewer
Joe Unger
Taylor (scenes deleted) Taylor (scenes deleted)   See fewer
John Strobel
Cronenberg Cronenberg   See fewer
John Cothran
Gypsy #1 (as John Cothran Jr.) Gypsy #1 (as John Cothran Jr.)   See fewer
Garrett Bergfeld
Gypsy #2 Gypsy #2   See fewer
Richard Cosentino
Gypsy Guard Gypsy Guard   See fewer
Robert John Metcalf
Gypsy #3 Gypsy #3   See fewer
Joel Bennett
Gypsy #4 Gypsy #4   See fewer
Vicangelo Bulluck
First Indian (as Vic Bullock) First Indian (as Vic Bullock)   See fewer
Clem Fox
Second Indian Second Indian   See fewer
Tobar Mayo
Third Indian Third Indian   See fewer
Nancy Stephens
Stewardess Stewardess   See fewer
Steven M. Gagnon
Secret Service #1 (as Steven Gagon) Secret Service #1 (as Steven Gagon)   See fewer
Steven Ford
Secret Service #2 Secret Service #2   See fewer
Michael Taylor
Secret Service #3 Secret Service #3   See fewer
Lonnie Wun
Red Bandana Gypsy Red Bandana Gypsy   See fewer
Dale E. House
Helicopter Pilot #1 (as Dale House) Helicopter Pilot #1 (as Dale House)   See fewer
David R. Patrick
Helicopter Pilot #2 Helicopter Pilot #2   See fewer
Bob Minor
Duty Sergeant Duty Sergeant   See fewer
Wally Taylor
Controller Controller   See fewer
James O'Hagen
Computer Operator Computer Operator   See fewer
James Emery
Trooper Trooper   See fewer
Tom Lillard
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
Borah Silver
Theater Manager Theater Manager   See fewer
Tony Papenfuss
Theater Assistant Theater Assistant   See fewer
George 'Buck' Flower
Drunk (as Buck Flower) Drunk (as Buck Flower)   See fewer
Clay Wright
Helicopter Pilot #3 Helicopter Pilot #3   See fewer
Al Cerullo
Helicopter Pilot #4 Helicopter Pilot #4   See fewer
Alan Shearman
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Rodger Bumpass
Dancer (as Roger Bumpass) Dancer (as Roger Bumpass)   See fewer
Ron Vernan
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Carla Barnett
Gypsy (uncredited) Gypsy (uncredited)   See fewer
Kathleen Blanchard
Narrator - Opening scenes (unconfirmed) (uncredited) Narrator - Opening scenes (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
John Carpenter
Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player (voice) (uncredited) Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Castle
Pianist (uncredited) Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
John Contini
Eye-Patch Prisoner (uncredited) Eye-Patch Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Jamie Lee Curtis
Narrator / Computer (voice) (uncredited) Narrator / Computer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Linda Daniels
Sewer Orphan (uncredited) Sewer Orphan (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Groseclose
Crazy (uncredited) Crazy (uncredited)   See fewer
David E. Harshbarger
Soldier / Bum in Theater (uncredited) Soldier / Bum in Theater (uncredited)   See fewer
Debra Hill
Computer (voice) (uncredited) Computer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeff Sillifant
Crazy / Food Drop Prisoner (uncredited) Crazy / Food Drop Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Stern
Guy in Chock Full O'Nuts (uncredited) Guy in Chock Full O'Nuts (uncredited)   See fewer
Kelli Thompson
Native American Woman (uncredited) Native American Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Ken Tipton
Ringside Prisoner (uncredited) Ringside Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Barron Winchester
Sewer Dweller (uncredited) Sewer Dweller (uncredited)   See fewer
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