Escape from New York - Kurt Russell - Movie Poster Framed Picture 11"x14"
Escape from New York is a 1981 dystopian action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in the then near-future 1997 in a crime-ridden United States that has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into a maximum security prison. Ex-soldier Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is given 24 hours to find the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence), who has been captured by prisoners after the crash of Air Force One.
Carpenter wrote the film in the mid-1970s as a reaction to the Watergate scandal.
It was nominated for four Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film and Best Direction. The film became a cult classic.