I love this film! This is one of John Carpenter's best works, from his productive 80's heyday!The year is 1999 (okay, a little outdated!). The President of the U.S. (Donald Pleasence) crashes in NY, which has now become a maximum security prison for felons. War hero and criminal Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is forced to go in and rescue the Prez and a much-needed tape he has in his possession...In Snake goes, complete with awesome Clint Eastwood one-liners. He teams up with some felons that he knows, and together, they try to get the Prez out with the 'Duke Of New York' (Isaac Hayes) hot on their trail.Wicked sets. Crisp, clean dialogue. Tight action. Swooping steadicam photography. Adrienne Barbeau's cleavage. A twisted ending.Check this one out! A classic!