Escape From New York (1981, dir. John Carpenter)

An infamous criminal is sent into the island prison of Manhattan to rescue the US President. Defiantly odd post-apocalyptic piece, much happier with its production design and oddball characters than delivering on action/horror. Not quite the film you remember.

Author: Eamonn

2018: crowdfunding East of England - a thriller - via https://unbound.com/books/east-of-england/ . Other books include Juggernaut: a sequel to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2017), Torc, (2016), and The Prospect of This City (2015). Twitter: @eamonngriffin

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