The year: 1997. The world's greatest leader is taken hostage in the most dangerous place on Earth. Now, only the deadliest man alive can save him.
Kurt Russell is many things: charismatic, handsome, humorous… but THE one thing he possesses that all else covet is TRUE CINEMATIC POWER! There are men with more muscles, and there are men who can take bigger beatdowns, but no man will transfix you quite like the perfectly squared, grizzled jaw of THE MAN amongst men, Kurt Russell. He’s a man so tough he came out of his mother’s womb and snapped the doctor’s neck for looking at him funny.
Russell’s first team-up with director John Carpenter is arguably his best. The government enlists hardened criminal skull-basher, Snake Plissken, to travel to the blood-thirsty maximum security prison island known as “Manhattan,” where he has less than 24 hours to save the President of the United States and get back… or he’s a dead man. With a supporting cast of all-around badasses including Harry Dean Stanton, Lee Van Cleef, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine, and Isaac Hayes, this movie is guaranteed to set your eyeballs on fire. (Greg MacLennan)