Original 80s stock Australian Daybill Movie poster approximately 13" x 30" folded as issued, very good condition, screening date written on back border shows through sligthly (see enlarged photo for condition).
With Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley, Adrienne Barbeau, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Atkins, Joe Unger, Charles Cyphers, Frank Doubleday, John Strobel, John Cothran, Jr., Garrett Bergfeld, Richard Cosentino, Robert John Metcalf, Joel Bennett, Vic Bullock, Clem Fox
Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then-near future 1997 in a crime-ridden United States that has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into a maximum security prison. Ex-soldier Snake Plissken is given 22 hours to find the President of the United States, who has been captured by prisoners after the crash of Air Force One.
Carpenter wrote the film in the mid-1970s as a reaction to the Watergate scandal. After the success of Halloween, he had enough influence to get the film made and shot most of it in St. Louis, Missouri. The film is co-written with Nick Castle, who already collaborated with Carpenter previously by portraying Michael Myers in the 1978 film Halloween.
The film's total budget was estimated to be $6 million. It was a commercial hit, grossing $25,244,700. It has since become a cult film.