Tag Archives: Kurt Russell

The Thing – 1982 – John Carpenter

Kurt Russell as a boozing anti-hero pits his wits against alien most foul. Full marks for the monster, and the effects especially as this movie was made a quarter of a century ago. John Carpenter at his best. Watch out for the “crazy Norwegian.” Brian Murray

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Escape from New York -1981 – John Carpenter

dieklapperschlange_poster_03.jpgManhattan is a post apocalyptic prison over run by hideous criminals. Kurt Russell is Snake Plissken, clad in leather, a menacing eye patch and armed with about four lines of dialogue, sent into rescue the US president who has crash-landed into the mayhem. Truly amazing – Kurt Russell that is.