|Kurt Russell||Snake Plissken|
|Lee Van Cleef||Bob Hauk|
|Donald Pleasence||President of the United States|
|Isaac Hayes||The Duke of New York|
|Season Hubley||Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts|
|Harry Dean Stanton||Harold 'Brain' Helman|
|Charles Cyphers||Secretary of State|
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 is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken, a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.