Escape from New York

Escape from New York

"...as Snake carries out his desperate one-day odyssey through urban gangs of freaks, marauders, cannibals and semi-civilised holdouts (including Ernest Borgnine’s Cabbie, Harry Dean Stanton’s Harold “Brain” Hellman and Adrienne Barbeau’s Maggie), Carpenter taps right into the sort of bleak futurism that also prevailed in Walter Hill’s The Warriors and George Miller’s Mad Max and Mad Max 2, where the future is a nightmare of depleted resources, regressive devolution and reigning chaos. Carpenter flags his other cinematic influences by naming one character Romero (Frank Doubleday) and another Cronenberg (John Strobel)."
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