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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK & L.A.- DOUBLE FEATURE

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK & L.A.- DOUBLE FEATURE

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK & L.A.- DOUBLE FEATURE

  • Directed by John Carpenter
  • Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach
  • 1981 + 1996 | 210mins | USA | rated (15)

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK [Digital] : In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.


ESCAPE FROM L.A. [35mm] : In 2013, the United States president (Cliff Robertson) is exiling all citizens who don't conform to his hyper-conservative views to Los Angeles, which became an island after a huge earthquake. But, when the president's daughter nabs the detonator to her dad's apocalyptic weapon and sneaks into L.A. to be with the rebel leader she loves, the government taps commando-turned-crook Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) to retrieve the young woman. And, if he doesn't succeed quickly, he'll be executed.