In 2013, the United States president (Cliff Robertson) is exiling all citizens who don't conform to his hyper-conservative views to Los Angeles, which became an island after a huge earthquake. But, when the president's daughter nabs the detonator to her dad's apocalyptic weapon and sneaks into L.A. to be with the rebel leader she loves, the government taps commando-turned-crook Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) to retrieve the young woman. And, if he doesn't succeed quickly, he'll be executed.
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: John Carpenter, Debra Hill and Kurt Russell
Producer: Debra Hill and Kurt Russell
Cast: Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Cliff Robertson, Peter Fonda, Georges Corraface, Michelle Forbes, Valeria Golino, Bruce Campbell, A.J. Langer, Leland Orser, Pam Grier, Jeff Imada, Peter Jason, Caroleen Feeney, Paul Bartel and Robert Carradine