Escape from New York parents guide

Escape from New York Parent Guide

Manhattan makes for a great federal prison.

Release date July 10, 1981

In the near-future of 1997, a terrifying crime wave has forced the United States to turn the island of Manhattan into a maximum-security prison where convicts run wild in the streets. But when Air Force One is hijacked by terrorists who crash it into the island, there is only one man who can save the President- Snake Plissken, a former spec-ops soldier, who has since been convicted of trying to rob the Federal Reserve. If Snake can get the president out of Manhattan in 24 hours, he will be pardoned. If he fails, the government has injected him with micro-explosives which will detonate once the time runs out...

Why is Escape from New York rated R? The MPA rated Escape from New York R

Run Time: 99 minutes

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Why is Escape from New York rated R? Escape from New York is rated R by the MPAA

- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - some blood and detail
- Brief portrayal of sexual assault - breast nudity, little detail
- Frequent portrayals of tobacco use

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Cast and Crew

Escape from New York is directed by John Carpenter and stars Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, and Ernest Borgnine.