Escape From New York

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1981
  • Color
  • Running Time: 99 Min.
  • Production Co: AVCO Embassy Pictures | International Film Investors | Goldcrest Films International
  • Distribution Co: AVCO Embassy Pictures (1981) (USA) (theatrical) | Parafrance Films (1981) (France) (theatrical) | Hoyts Distribution (1981) (Australia) (theatrical) | Neue Constantin Film (1981) (West Germany) (theatrical)
  • Directed by John Carpenter
  • Written by John Carpenter, Nick Castle
  • Starring Kurt Russell, Isaac Hayes, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasance, Adrienne Barbeau, Harry Dean Stanton
  • Produced by Barry Bernardi, Larry J. Franco, Debra Hill
  • Original Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
  • Cinematography by Dean Cundey
  • Film Editing by Todd C. Ramsay

Also Known As

  • New York 1997 (Canada (French title) / France / Norway) | Die Klapperschlange (Austria / Germany) | 1997: Rescate en Nueva York (Spain) | 1997: fuga da New York (Italy) | Apodrasi apo ti Nea Yorki (Greece) | Bekstvo iz Njujorka (Serbia) | Briha M'New-York, Ha- (Israel) (Hebrew title) | Escape de Nueva York (Venezuela) | Flugtaktion New York (Denmark) | Flykten från New York (Sweden) | Fuga de Nova York (Brazil) | John Carpenter's Escape from New York (USA) (complete title) | Menekülés New Yorkból (Hungary) | New York'tan kaçis (Turkey) (Turkish title) | Nova Iorque 1997 (Portugal) | Pako New Yorkista (Finland) | Ucieczka z Nowego Jorku (Poland)


  • The world's greatest leader is a hostage in the most dangerous place on Earth. Now only the deadliest man alive can save him. | 1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane. | New York City has Become the Only Maximum Security Prison for the Entire Country. Once You go In, You don't Come Out... Until Today.
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