Escape From New York Movie Poster
  • Released
  • July 10, 1981
  • R, 1 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 31 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know Escape from New York presents a bleak vision of the future and has violence including that violence gunfire, crossbows, thrown knives, land mines, and gladiatorial death bouts with fists and clubs (though except for a severed head there's little explicit gore). Do-not-do-this-at-home stuff includes whiskey used as a firebomb. Swearing is at the typical R-level. The hero smokes cigarettes. There's a quick glimpse of bare breasts. An atmosphere of cynicism and darkness pervades, including a negative depiction of a US president and a police-state America.

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