“Escape from New York” quotes(1981)
Plot – In a very near future the entire city of New York is controlled by ungovernable gangs and has been transformed into a huge maximum-security prison from which no one can escape. However, one day the president's plane precipitates into the city after being hijacked by a group of terrorists. Saved by a special capsule, the President is taken hostage by the gang of "Duke", who demands his freedom in exchange for the President's release. So the police send Jena Plinski into the city, giving him just 24 hours to accomplish his mission.
All actors – Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, Joe Unger, Frank Doubleday, John Strobel, John Cothran, Garrett Bergfeld, Richard Cosentino, Robert John Metcalf, Joel Bennett, Vic Bullock, Clem Fox, Tobar Mayo, Nancy Stephens, Steven M. Gagnon, Steven Ford, Michael Taylor, Lonnie Wun, Dale E. House, David R. Patrick, Bob Minor, Wally Taylor, James O'Hagen, James Emery, Tom Lillard, Borah Silver, Tony Papenfuss, John Diehl, Carmen Filpi, George 'Buck' Flower, Clay Wright, Al Cerullo, Ox Baker, Lowmoan Spectacular, Ronald E. House, Alan Shearman, Joseph A. Perrotti, Rodger Bumpass, Ron Vernan, Debra Hill, Carla Barnett, Kathleen Blanchard, John Carpenter, Nick Castle, John Contini, Jamie Lee Curtis, David E. Harshbarger, Mark Stern, Ken Tipton, Barron Winchestershow all
“Escape from New York” Quotes 14 quotes
“- Bob Hauk: You going to kill me, Snake?
- Snake Plissken: Not now, I'm too tired. Maybe later.”
“- Romero: You touch me, he dies. If you're not in the air in thirty seconds, he dies. You come back in, he dies. Twenty seconds.
- Hauk: I'm ready to talk.
- Romero: Nineteen. Eighteen.
- Hauk: What do you want?
- Romero: Seventeen. Sixteen.
- Hauk: Let's go. Let's go!”
“Badneighborhood, Snake! You don't want to be walking from the Bowery to 42nd Street at night. I've been driving a cabhere for 30 years and I'm telling you: you don't walk around here at night! Yes, sir! Those Crazies'll kill you and strip you in ten seconds flat! Usually I'm not down around here myself, but I wanted to catch that show. That...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Bob Hauk: Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.
- Snake Plissken: Oh, you mean I can't count on you?
- Bob Hauk: No.
- Snake Plissken: Good!”
“Tell this to the workers when they ask where their leader went. We, the soldiers of The National Liberation Front of America, in the name of the workers and all the oppressed of this imperialist country, have struck a fatal blow to the fascist police state. What better revolutionary example than to let their president perish in the inhuman...” (continue)(continue reading)
“In 1988, the crime rate in the United States rises four hundred percent. The once great city of New York becomes the one maximumsecurityprison for the entire country. A fifty-foot containment wall is erected along the New Jersey shoreline, across the Harlem River, and down along the Brooklyn shoreline. It completely surrounds Manhattan Island....” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Snake Plissken: You always were smart, Harold.
- Brain: Just one thing, right now... don't call me Harold!”
“- President: I want to thank you back there for saving my life. If there's anything you want... anything at all...
- Snake Plissken: Just a moment of your time.
- President: Of course... Yes?
- Snake Plissken: We did get you out. But a lot of people died in the process. I just wondered how you felt about it.
- President: Well, I... I wanna thank...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Bob Hauk: You know anything about nuclear fusion?
- Snake Plissken: No.
- Bob Hauk: The survival of the human race, Plissken. Something you don't give a shit about.”
“Attention. You are now entering the Debarkation Area. No talking. No smoking. Follow the orange line to the Processing Area. The next scheduled departure to the prison is in two hours. You now have the option to terminate and be cremated on the premises. If you elect this option, notify the Duty Sergeant in your Processing Area.”