R | | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
The two months following principal photography were reserved for editing, scoring, and mixing, and ongoing visual effects work at Roger Corman's Venice, California studio, to be concluded by April or May of 1981, in preparation for a July 1981 release date. ... ...
In 1988, the crime rate in the United States rises four hundred percent. The once great city of New York becomes the one maximum security prison for the entire country. A fifty-foot containment wall is erected along the New Jersey shoreline, across ...
You can see a crew member giving Isaac Hayes a "stand-up" cue quite visibly in the left side of the screen when The Duke is quieting the Madison Square Garden crowd.
$4,162,000 (USA) (12 July 1981)
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