Kurt Russell ("Stargate") stars in a high-velocity sci-fi action-thriller that sets the screen ablaze with heart-stopping suspense, outrageous stunts and imaginative special effects. Bristling with riveting chases and hard-hitting fight sequences, "Escape From New York" is your passport to nonstop excitement!
In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world?s most brutal inmates.
And when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken (Russell), a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors.
But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake?s body will end the mission -- and his life -- unless he succeeds!.