Escape from New York
It was released on July 10, 1981. The film's total budget was estimated to be US$6 million.
It was directed by John Carpenter.
It stars Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence (as the President of the United States), Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Harry Dean Stanton, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, Ox Baker, and Jamie Lee Curtis as introduction narrator (uncredited).
A following movie was released called, Escape from L.A..