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Escape From New York
Meet Snake Plissken, the world's coolest man


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Escape From New York

Plot
A former war hero turned convict is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President, whose plane has crashed in Manhattan, which is now a giant prison colony. The catch is that if our hero fails to rescue the leader of the free world, he'll be killed - and he doesn't have much time...


Verdict
Boasting one of the most iconic characters ever in Plissken, and an effective sci-fi set-up, this is entertainment of the highest order.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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