Released Date
July 10, 1981
Distributor
Embassy Pictures
Genre
Action
Rating
R
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$25,244,626 + $28,750 = $25,273,376
70

Kurt Russell

as Snake Plissken

1917-2012

Ernest Borgnine

as Cabbie

1942-2008

Isaac Hayes

as The Duke of New York City

1919-1995

Donald Pleasence

as President of the United State

76

Adrienne Barbeau

as Maggie

1926-2017

Harry Dean Stanton

as Harold

1925-1989

Lee Van Cleef

as Bob Hauk

About Escape from New York

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

About

John Carpenter film about a convict named Snake Plissken who must save the President from Manhattan, which has been turned into a violent prison. 

Trivia

The film's popularity led to a 1996 sequel titled Escape from L.A., which was less popular.