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Escape from New York (10-Jul-1981)

Director: John Carpenter

Writers: John Carpenter; Nick Castle

Music by: John Carpenter; Alan Howarth

Producers: Larry Franco; Debra Hill

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Prison, POTUS, Dystopian, New York, Airplane Crash, Rescue Mission

In the bleak future of 1997, Manhattan is a maximum security prison where all sentences are life. Air Force One has the singular misfortune crashing on the island with the U.S. President aboard. He would be written off were he not carrying a data tape vital to national security. Ex-special ops soldier and convicted bank robber S. D. "Bob" Plissken (call him Snake) is offered a pardon if he can rescue the president and the tape in 23 hours. Failure means death.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Atkins
13-Nov-1935   Sgt. Frank Cole on Harry O
Adrienne Barbeau
11-Jun-1945   Swamp Thing
Ernest Borgnine
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Rodger Bumpass
1-Jan-1951   Voice of Squidward Tentacles
Charles Cyphers
28-Jul-1939   Halloween
John Diehl
1-May-1950   Larry Zito on Miami Vice
Steven Ford
19-May-1956   Son of Gerald Ford
Isaac Hayes
20-Aug-1942 10-Aug-2008 Theme from Shaft
Season Hubley
14-Mar-1951   Actress/Ex-Wife of Kurt Russell
Donald Pleasence
5-Oct-1919 2-Feb-1995 The Great Escape
Kurt Russell
17-Mar-1951   Call him Snake
Harry Dean Stanton
14-Jul-1926   Bathrobe-clad actor from Repo Man
Lee Van Cleef
9-Jan-1925 16-Dec-1989 The Good, The Bad and the Ugly


Kurt Russell   ...   Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef   ...   Hauk
Ernest Borgnine   ...   Cabbie
Donald Pleasence   ...   President
Isaac Hayes   ...   The Duke
Special Appearance by
Season Hubley   ...   Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Tom Atkins   ...   Rehme
Charles Cyphers   ...   Secretary of State
Harry Dean Stanton   ...   Brain
Adrienne Barbeau   ...   Maggie
Joe Unger   ...   Taylor
Frank Doubleday   ...   Romero
John Strobel   ...   Cronenberg
John Cothran, Jr.   ...   Gypsy #1
Garrett Bergfeld   ...   Gypsy #2
Richard Cosentino   ...   Gypsy Guard
Robert John Metcalf   ...   Gypsy #3
Joel Bennett   ...   Gypsy #4
Vic Bullock   ...   First Indian
Clem Fox   ...   Second Indian
Tobar Mayo   ...   Third Indian
Nancy Stephens   ...   Stewardess
Steven Gagon   ...   Secret Service #1
Steven Ford   ...   Secret Service #2
Michael Taylor   ...   Secret Service #3
Lonnie Wun   ...   Red Bandana Gypsy
Dale House   ...   Helicopter Pilot #1
David R. Patrick   ...   Helicopter Pilot #2
Bob Minor   ...   Duty Sergeant
Wally Taylor   ...   Controller
James O'Hagen   ...   Computer Operator
James Emery   ...   Trooper
Tom Lillard   ...   Police Sergeant
Borah Silver   ...   Theater Manager
Tony Papenfuss   ...   Theater Assistant
John Diehl   ...   Punk
Carmen Filpi   ...   Bum
Buck Flower   ...   Drunk
Clay Wright   ...   Helicopter Pilot #3
Al Cerullo   ...   Helicopter Pilot #4
Ox Baker   ...   Slag
Lowmoan Spectacular   ...   Dancer
Ronald E. House   ...   Dancer
Alan Shearman   ...   Dancer
Joseph A. Perrotti   ...   Dancer
Rodger Bumpass   ...   Dancer
Ron Vernan   ...   Dancer


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