Escape from New York (1981) – Manhattan Island, including New York, is being turned into a huge detention center, from which no one can theoretically escape. Society is governed by the law, it must have prisons in its components because among those who compose a society, there are individuals who are in a permanent state of conflict with the law. Here we have a real SF but the story itself speaks about a necessity. Offenders must be eliminated from any community of people. The biggest mistake possible is the indifference of the authorities when the law is violated. Even if there are many criminals, all those who repeatedly break the law must be in prison.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine, Season Hubley, Lee Van Cleef
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