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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

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Part of the seriesSUMMER FESTIVAL OF FANTASY, HORROR & SCIENCE FICTION

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(1981, John Carpenter) Manhattan turns Alcatraz, and when a hijacked Air Force One crashes on the island prison, Kurt Russell's eye-patched outlaw Snake Plissken only has 24 hours to rescue the stranded President (Donald Pleasance) from his criminal captors. But what if time runs out?  Approx. 99 min. DCP.

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*****! [5 Stars!]
“It feels perfectly positioned between Hollywood’s ’70s-era political cynicism and the dawning age of the blockbuster. The movie proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences; Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was. The pleasures are right in your face, beginning with the million-dollar idea of turning NYC into a walled-off prison where criminals run free. Even born-and-raised New Yorkers (of which Carpenter was decidedly not) could smile at that histrionic setup; it’s an outsider’s joke made funny by our willingness to be entertained.”
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York