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John Carpenter: Dark Star. New Digital Restoration!

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

United States | 1981 | John Carpenter

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

1997. The island of Manhattan has become America’s only maximum security prison. When Air Force One crash lands there and the President is taken hostage by a ruthless crime lord, one-eyed former bank robber Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is given 24 hours to rescue him. Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, and Isaac Hayes co-star in John Carpenter’s “futuristic” cult classic, one of the director’s best movies. DCP. 99 min.

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