Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★½

Kurt Russell as Solid Snake goes on a suicide mission to save a feckless and narcissistic president from the bowels of the dystopian megaprison that is New York City. Metaphors and modern day parallels abound. Lee Van Cleef is no longer that bad and Harry Dean Stanton stars as Harry Dean Stanton only this time he isn't smoking. One of Carpenters most fun flicks.