The year is 1997 and manhattan allof it from the battery to the bronx has been converted into a walled off maxiumum security prison in john carpenter manage away from supplementary york. Theoritically make off is impossible. The bridges are mined and radar maintains an implacable vigil anew the surrounding waters. And yet an leave suddenly route must be found and in less than 24 hours for the president of the connected states donald pleasence whose sabotaged sky force one has placedhim in the hands of optional appendage york criminal population.
who can set him closely police bureaucrat lee van cleef belives he has found his man in kurt russell a scruffy deed hero who is afterward a convicted master criminal. If russell can achieve his mission he can go set loose if not two little explosives implanted in his arteries will kill him which doesnt depart him much different. The focus of this avco political production is approximately russells efforts to locate the president in the ravaged city despite organized dread gangs and the murderous hunger driven gypsies who roam the streets by night.
Despite his assortment of campaigner gadgetry including a gun that never seems to govern out of grenades Russell is goaded mainly to rely upon or to outwit such hardened criminal types as Season Hubley Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau the androgynous Tom Atkins and most formidable of all, Isaac Hayes self-styled Duke of New York. Hubley who gives him his first benefit is billed conveniently as Girl in Chock Full oNuts and is unceremoniously dragged underground for her efforts. Escape From New York is the demonstrative of movie that calls for an unexpected postponement of disbelief. One must relation Carpenter and co-writer Nick Castle for their ingenuity in devising the central matter; but that chosen the major bank account would seem to collective Carpenters teams of special effects experts and stuntmen, to Joe Alves, his production designer, to Stephen Loomis his costume designer, and to Brian Chin, for his talented miniatures.
Escape From New York A Condemned Criminal And Former War Hero Is Offered His Freedom Escape From New Yorlk,