Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau
John Carpenter (Screenplay), John Carpenter (Director), Nick Castle (Screenplay)
Release: May 22nd, 1981
Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes
In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict to rescue him.
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The passage of the 24-hour countdown, some lack of logic on the part of characters (why do the Crazies run past Snake without attacking him at first but only attack him after a short scene where he hides out with a fellow inmate?), and various other plot problems all become more obvious with each ne....