"Escape from New York" is the futuristic tale about Snake Plissken a decorated special forces operative who had trouble readjusting to civilian life and became an armed robber. While being transported to Manhattan (which has been turned into a maximum security prison), Air Force One is hijacked, but the President ejects and lands in the mayhem of Manhattan.
Snake Plissken (played by Kurt Russell) is offered a deal: His freedom if he rescues the President (and retrieves some documentation that the President is carrying). There is a lot of suspense, humor, and action in this 1981 almost cult classic.
The film was written by John Carpenter and Nick Castle (and directed by Carpenter). In addition to Kurt Russell, there are well known actors such as Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, and Harry Dean Stanton.
The film is rated R. There is a bit of mildly graphic violence, some swearing, some smoking and other anti-social behavior.