Shaun vs. Escape From New York (1981)

escape1Directed by John Carpenter

Starring Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasance, Henry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and Lee Van Cleef

In the future year of 1997, New York has been turned into a prison for those undesirable killers, psychos, wackos, etc.  On his way to a summit vital information that would bring the current war with other super power countries, the President’s plane is taken down over the prison and he’s taken hostage.  As a last ditch effort to save the President, and the information, former war hero turned criminal “Snake” Plissken is forced to take the mission to rescue the President within 22 hours in exchange for a full pardon.   Continue reading