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Directed by John Carpenter

United States 1981 99 mins.

Kurt Russell is the eye patch-wearing action hero Snake Plissken, a hardened criminal charged with rescuing the President from Manhattan Island, which, in this futuristic take on the year 1997, has been transformed into a dystopic prison colony. With supporting performances by Lee Van Cleef, Harry Dean Stanton, Isaac Hayes, and Ernest Borgnine, Russell’s anti-hero punches and blasts his way through one of John Carpenter’s most bombastic entertainments. “The movie proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences; Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was.”—Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

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