1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane.
Manhattan Island has become a maximum-security prison for three million criminals. When the American President's plane is hijacked and crashed on the island, the President is taken hostage by gangland warlord `The Duke'. Sent to the rescue is Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former war hero, now a convicted criminal. To ensure safe return of the President, the police commissioner (Lee Van Cleef) has had tiny time bombs implanted in Plissken's neck: if he gets the President out within twenty four hours he gets a pardon; if not, he gets blown to pieces...
- Return To Escape From New York Documentary
- Original Trailers
- John Carpenter Exclusive Interview
- Snake's Crime (Deleted Original Intro)
- Commentary with John Carpenter and Kurt Russell
Region: A, B, C (All Regions)
Duration: 99 minutes
Cast: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes, Donald Pleasence, Harry Dean Stanton, Ernest Borgnine, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, Frank Doubleday, Season Hubley, Nancy Stephens & Featuring the voice of: Debra Hill