Escape from New York (1981)
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 to rescue him.
Release Date : May 23, 1981
Runtime : 1h 39m
Companies : AVCO Embassy Pictures, Goldcrest, International Film Investors
Countries : United Kingdom, United States of America
Keywords : new york city, taxi, street gang, martial arts, usa president, war veteran, hostage, kidnapping, liberation of prisoners, anti hero, gangster, villain, post-apocalyptic future, dystopia, police operation, attempt to escape, wrestling, rescue mission, cyberpunk, urban setting, cult film, reluctant hero