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Escape From New York (1981)

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USA | 99 minutes | R | DCP | Dir. John Carpenter

In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent to rescue him.

"It's a toughly told, very tall tale, one of the best escape (and escapist) movies of the season," - Vincent Canby, New York Times

"The movie proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences; Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was," - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out


Assistive Screening Accommodations for Patrons with Disability

  • Closed Captions and Visually Impaired Narration not available
  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification available

These free screenings are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and Union members and guests.

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