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Ep. 043 – TFFP: Escape From New York (1981)

EP43-Escape From New York - banner art courtesy of Kevin Spencer @ inkspatters.comIn this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, it’s time to get down and dirty with Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s 1981 action/sci-fi classic Escape From New York!

Director: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasance, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton, Lee Van Cleef, and Tom Atkins.

Synopsis (courtesy of Wikipedia): Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film directed and scored by John Carpenter. He co-wrote the screenplay with Nick Castle. The film is set in the near future in a crime-riddenUnited States that has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into a maximum security prison.
Ex-soldier Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is given 24 hours to find the President of the United States, who has been captured after the crash of Air Force One.
This week's Movie Picks are:

Kevin’s Pick:

Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

Jason’s Pick:

The Black Hole (1979)

Joel’s Pick:

Red Dawn (1984)

Join us next week when our feature presentation is The Gate (1987) !

Special thanks to our guest co-host, Kevin Bachelder (host of the Saturday B-Movie Reel and Tuning Into Sci-fi TV), for joining us!

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Escape From New York (1981) Trailer