Escape From New York

Lists: Action, Dystopian

Brief Synopsis: "In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him."

Overall Ranking: 1932 (Rank from 1981: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Kurt Russell (Snake Plissken)
  • Lee Van Cleef (Police Commissioner Bob Hauk)
  • Ernest Borgnine (Cabbie)
  • Donald Pleasence (President of the United States)
  • Isaac Hayes (The Duke of New York)
  • Harry Dean Stanton (Harold Brain Helman)
  • Adrienne Barbeau (Maggie)
  • Tom Atkins (Rehme)
  • Frank Doubleday (Romero)
  • John Strobel (Cronenberg)
  • Nick Castle (Director)