Cinema: Bad Apples

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Directed by John Carpenter Screenplay by John Carpenter and Nick Castle

It is 1997. Manhattan island is a maximum-security prison, surrounded by a 50-ft.-high wall and containing every scurvy convict in the land. When Air Force One crashes on the island and the President (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage, only one man has the smarts and guts to get him out alive: War Hero and Master Criminal Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). He has 24 hours to accomplish his mission before the President misses a summit conference and the microscopic explosives implanted in Snake's arteries are automatically...

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