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Escape from New York

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Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
Action & Adventure Cult 
Rated: 18+ (R)19811h 39mOn: Prime Video Shudder Tags: Escape Prison Dystopia Country: United Kingdom 

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict to rescue him.Escape from New York featuring Kurt Russell and Lee Van Cleef is streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming with subscription on Shudder, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 4 others. It's an action & adventure and cult movie with a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 86% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (120,245 votes).

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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder).

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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#753 Ranked Movie

#8 Ranked in Movies on Shudder

#16 Ranked in Kidnapping Movies

#44 Ranked in Cult Movies

Escape from New York has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 86% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (120,245 votes). The movie is extremely popular with Reelgood users lately.

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