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23rd May 1981
1h 39m
John Carpenter

Escape from New York

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Escape from New York is a 1981 Dystopic Sci-Fi film released on 23rd May; John Carpenter directed the film which stars Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence and Harry Dean Stanton. A sequel, Escape from L.A., was released in 1996. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $44,244,700 on its budget.

The President of the United States has crash landed on the island of Manhattan, which is now a maximum security prison for the ever-increasing criminals of America. It's now up to one hardened criminal to break the Commander-in-chief out.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 9:30pm.
Kurt Russell Kurt Russell Snake Plissken
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Harry Dean Stanton Harry Dean Stanton
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Adrienne Barbeau Adrienne Barbeau
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Nancy Stephens Nancy Stephens
Age at Filming ≈ 31
John Carpenter John Carpenter
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Bob Minor
Age at Filming ≈ 36
John Diehl John Diehl
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Carmen Filpi Carmen Filpi
Age at Filming ≈ 57
George 'Buck' Flower George 'Buck' Flower
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Nick Castle
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Debra Hill
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Steven Ford
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Steven M. Gagnon
Age at Filming ≈ 27
John Cothran Jr.
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Frank Doubleday
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Charles Cyphers Charles Cyphers
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Tom Atkins Tom Atkins
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Season Hubley
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Lee Van Cleef
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis
Age at Filming ≈ 22
Ernest Borgnine Ernest Borgnine
Age at Filming ≈ 63

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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

18% 20-29
36% 30-39
11% 40-49
11% 50-59
7% 60-69
18% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

18% Female
79% Male
4% Unknown

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

4% Neutral
96% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

4% Criminal
4% President
93% Unknown