Es­cape From New York

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TVNZ Duke, 9.35pm Star­ring Kurt Rus­sell, Lee Van Cleef. This John Car­pen­ter sci-fi clas­sic was made in 1981 and is set in a dystopian 1997 where Man­hat­tan Is­land has be­come a gi­ant max­i­mum se­cu­rity prison. Af­ter an at­tempted hi­jack­ing, Air Force One crashes on the is­land and the Pres­i­dent is cap­tured by prison boss, the Duke Of New York. Rene­gade Spe­cial Forces agent Snake Plissken (Kurt Rus­sell) is black­mailed into sav­ing him by a men­ac­ing Po­lice Com­mis­sioner (Lee Van Cleef). Still good fun more than three decades on. ★★★★

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