Part of Midnight Movies
Sat, Dec 9 at Midnight: Introduction from film critic Jason Shawhan | BUY TICKETS
The year is 1997. Manhattan Island is now a heavily guarded maximum-security prison where the scum of the earth have converged. When Air Force One crash-lands in Manhattan, the president (Donald Pleasence) is held hostage by its denizens. One-eyed mercenary Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is strong-armed into rescuing the chief executive. He’s aided — though not always willingly — by a tough gal (Adrienne Barbeau) and a manic cab driver (Ernest Borgnine).
"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