History Film / EscapeFromNewYork

31st Mar '17 7:26:41 PM maxwellsilver
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** The incident '''''was''''' filmed, but was removed for pacing. It is available on the Blu-Ray re-release of the film, revealing Bob's fate. [[spoiler:He was gunned down,]] although in a slightly excessive way.
** That was not Fresno Bob, rather it was William "Bill" Taylor, Snake's old war buddy and partner in crime. According to the novel, Bob is [[spoiler: skinned alive]] in front of Snake.

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** The incident '''''was''''' filmed, but was removed for pacing. It is available on the Blu-Ray re-release of the film, revealing Bob's fate. [[spoiler:He He was gunned down,]] although [[spoiler: skinned alive]] in a slightly excessive way.
** That was not Fresno Bob, rather it was
front of Snake. William "Bill" Taylor, Snake's old war buddy and partner in crime. According to crime, was gunned down, although in a slightly excessive way.
* NoNameGiven: The woman Snake meets in
the novel, Bob Chock Full O' Nuts. She doesn't give her name and is [[spoiler: skinned alive]] listed in front of Snake.the credits as "Woman in Chock Full O' Nuts".
23rd Mar '17 11:26:34 AM djbj
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* PerverseSexualLust: Snake has...quite a following.
11th Mar '17 11:02:03 AM TheGreenHerring
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* NominalHero: Snake, established as a hardened criminal, only agrees to rescue the President of the United States because an ExplosiveLeash will kill him if he doesn't return with the President in a day. Otherwise, Snake would be happy to hijack his glider, fly off to Canada and let the world conflict take care of itself.
30th Dec '16 8:33:43 PM ManEFaces
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** The President is a selfish uncaring asshole too.

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** Every single supporting character is like this. Hauk wants Snake to do his dirty work. Brain just wants to escape. The Duke, Romero, and his army of goons will happily murder anyone on their way to busting out. The President is a selfish uncaring asshole too.too. The only character who's even remotely nice or thinks of anyone but himself is Cabbie, and even he will [[CowardlySidekick cut and run]] if the Duke is nearby. In the end, caring about Snake gets Cabbie killed along with nearly everyone else.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Cabbie is the only genuinely nice guy in the entire film, and helping Snake and the President escape gets him killed by a landmine in the end. Snake avenges him, in a way.



* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEighties and is very much a product of 70s grit and pessimism. Creator/JohnCarpenter wrote the script in the mid-70s response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].

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* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEighties and is very much a product of 70s grit and pessimism. Creator/JohnCarpenter wrote the script in the mid-70s in response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].
30th Dec '16 12:40:33 AM ManEFaces
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* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEighties and is very much a product of 70's grit and pessimism. Creator/JohnCarpenter wrote the script in the mid-70s response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].

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* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEighties and is very much a product of 70's 70s grit and pessimism. Creator/JohnCarpenter wrote the script in the mid-70s response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].
30th Dec '16 12:39:35 AM ManEFaces
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* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEighties and is very much a product of 70's grit and pessimism. [[Creator/JohnCarpenter]] wrote the script in the mid-70s response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].

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* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEighties and is very much a product of 70's grit and pessimism. [[Creator/JohnCarpenter]] Creator/JohnCarpenter wrote the script in the mid-70s response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].
30th Dec '16 12:38:29 AM ManEFaces
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* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEightiesthe and is very much a product of 70's grit and pessimism. [[Creator/JohnCarpenter]] wrote the script in the mid-70s response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].

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* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEightiesthe TheEighties and is very much a product of 70's grit and pessimism. [[Creator/JohnCarpenter]] wrote the script in the mid-70s response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].
30th Dec '16 12:38:08 AM ManEFaces
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* SecretTest: Snake gives the President one after they get back out. [[spoiler:El Presidente completely fails it, which leads Snake to secretly destroy the [[MacGuffin nuclear fusion tape]] as punishment, leaving him to humiliate himself by playing Cabbie's copy of "Bandstand Boogie" to the dignitaries.]] [[spoiler:Of course, it's not just to make the President look bad. The US is in the midst of war and the President is in possession of something that will make **him** truly the most powerful man in the world. Had he expressed remorse about the lives lost and gratitude toward them, Snake might have very well let him keep the tape in the hopes that El Presidente might do the right thing. Instead, Snake single-handedly kept him from gaining that power. The humiliation was just a bonus.]]


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* SecretTest: Snake gives the President one after they get back out. [[spoiler:El Presidente completely fails it, which leads Snake to secretly destroy the [[MacGuffin nuclear fusion tape]] as punishment, leaving him to humiliate himself by playing Cabbie's copy of "Bandstand Boogie" to the dignitaries.]] [[spoiler:Of course, it's not just to make the President look bad. The US is in the midst of war and the President is in possession of something that will make **him** truly the most powerful man in the world. Had he expressed remorse about the lives lost and gratitude toward them, Snake might have very well let him keep the tape in the hopes that El Presidente might do the right thing. Instead, Snake single-handedly kept him from gaining that power. The humiliation was just a bonus.]]
* TheSeventies: Despite being released in 1981, the film still predates the optimism of TheEightiesthe and is very much a product of 70's grit and pessimism. [[Creator/JohnCarpenter]] wrote the script in the mid-70s response to the [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate scandal]].
27th Dec '16 5:21:20 AM Arivne
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* HandcuffedBriefcase: After a terrorist takes control of Air Force One, the President handcuffs a briefcase to his wrist and enters the plane's EscapePod. Later on it's revealed that the briefcase holds a tape which explains the secret of nuclear fusion.
23rd Dec '16 6:44:56 PM LarryMullen
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* [[CaliforniaDoubling Illinois and Missouri Doubling]]: Filmed in East St. Louis and St. Louis to keep the budget low. Entire areas were in such a state of neglect - urban fires had severely damaged them only a few years earlier - to the point where sets didn't even have to be built. Four years later, the scene of the BatterUp BloodSport (see above) was renovated into a hoity-toity shopping area -- visual MoodDissonance.
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