Escape from New York
PBS 6

Hollywood at Home

Escape from New York

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AIRS: Saturdays at 9 p.m. on PBS 6HOST: Victoria LucasCOMPLETE LISTINGS: View schedule
Victoria Lucas
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In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison.

escape_from_ny_russell_cu_heroKurt Russell in "Escape from New York"

Hollywood at Home host, Victoria Lucas, shares background and inside information about this week's feature film.

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.

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