History Film / EscapeFromNewYork

15th Aug '17 7:29:44 PM Fireblood
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* SocietyMarchesOn: The film, in 1981, predicted that by 1997 crime rates would have risen to such catastrophic levels that the entire Manhattan Island would be turned into a penal colony for containing all the convicts. While the high crime rates of the 1970s-80s make it look more plausible then, the fact they started falling just ten years on left it looking silly when the actual 1997 rolled around.



* SoulBrotha: The Duke of New York. Did you expect anything less from a character played by Issac Hayes?



* SoulBrotha: The Duke of New York. Did you expect anything less from a character played by Issac Hayes?
8th Aug '17 11:01:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Snake has 24 hours to save the President, or the tiny explosives they injected him with would detonate, open up his jugular veins, and kill him.



* YouHave48Hours: Snake has 24 hours to save the President, or the tiny explosives they injected him with would detonate, open up his jugular veins, and kill him.
3rd Aug '17 11:39:45 AM CynicalBastardo
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* GunAccessories: The United States Police use M16's with their handguards removed, rather than with any additions. [[AKA47 That was probably to give them an unfamiliar 'futuristic' look]], rather than because the police liked scorching their hands.

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* GunAccessories: GunAccessories:
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The United States Police use M16's with their handguards removed, rather than with any additions. [[AKA47 That was probably to give them an unfamiliar 'futuristic' look]], rather than because the police liked scorching their hands.hands.
** Snake's own armament, a MAC-10 and a Smith & Wesson Model 67, are sporting a suppressor and scope, respectively.
3rd Aug '17 11:09:07 AM CynicalBastardo
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--> [[spoiler: '''President''']]: You are the Duke of New York! You're A-number one!

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--> [[spoiler: '''President''']]: You are the Duke of New York! You're A-number But, you ain't number one!


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* DwindlingParty: When escaping along the 69th Street Bridge, each of Snake's party dies one by one; Cabbie is killed when the [[StuffBlowingUp cab drives over a mine]], Brain steps on another mine and Maggie [[CarFu gets run over by the Duke]] while attempting a LastStand with Snake's revolver. Only Snake and the President manage to make it out alive.
22nd Jul '17 1:48:43 PM higherbrainpattern
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22nd Jul '17 1:41:58 PM higherbrainpattern
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The supporting cast includes a lineup of memorable character actors, including the aforementioned Van Cleef, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Creator/HarryDeanStanton, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adrienne Barbeau's cleavage (which frankly deserves its own credit).

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The supporting cast includes a lineup of memorable character actors, including the aforementioned Van Cleef, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Creator/HarryDeanStanton, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adrienne Barbeau's cleavage (which frankly deserves its own credit).
Barbeau.
30th Jun '17 8:06:16 PM loudmax1
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* KickTheDog: After the rescue, the President gives a tepid and distracted answer when Snake asks how he feels about the lives lost during his rescue. This convinces Snake to [[spoiler:destroy the [=MacGuffin=]]].

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* KickTheDog: After the rescue, the President gives a tepid and distracted answer when Snake asks how he feels about the lives lost during his rescue. This convinces Snake to [[spoiler:destroy the [=MacGuffin=]]].MacGuffin]].
30th Jun '17 8:02:48 PM loudmax1
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* KickTheDog: After the rescue, the President gives a tepid and distracted answer when Snake asks how he feels about the lives lost during his rescue. This convinces Snake to [[spoiler:destroy the [=MacGuffin=]].

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* KickTheDog: After the rescue, the President gives a tepid and distracted answer when Snake asks how he feels about the lives lost during his rescue. This convinces Snake to [[spoiler:destroy the [=MacGuffin=]].[=MacGuffin=]]].
29th Jun '17 8:45:57 PM Skylite
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29th Jun '17 8:44:11 PM Skylite
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* PermaStubble: Snake Plissken, though the film takes place over a single night, so naturally it never changes.
* PhraseCatcher: Everyone who knows about Snake greets him with a variant of, "Snake Plissken? I thought you were dead."

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* PermaStubble: Snake Plissken, though the film takes place over a single day and a night, so naturally it never changes.
* PhraseCatcher: Everyone who knows about Snake greets him with a variant of, "Snake Plissken? Plissken! I thought you were dead."



* SecretTest: After the rescue, Snake asks the President how he feels about the lives that were lost rescuing him. Snake uses the President's answer to decide [[spoiler:whether he'll give him the real tape with the secrets of nuclear fusion. It turns out that the President is rather careless about the loss of life, failing the test, so Snake destroys the tape]].

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* SecretTest: After the rescue, Snake asks the President how he feels about the lives that were lost rescuing him. Snake uses the President's answer to decide [[spoiler:whether he'll give him the real tape with the secrets of nuclear fusion. It turns out that the President is rather careless indifferent about the loss of life, failing the test, so Snake destroys the tape]].



** The President wears a vital signs bracelet that broadcasts a "sig pulse." Snake is given a device that can home in on the signal, showing direction and distance to the device.

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** The President wears a vital signs bracelet that broadcasts a "sig "sync pulse." Snake is given a device that can home in on the signal, showing direction and distance to the device.



* UnexplainedRecovery: Possibly. Though there is never an explanation, nearly every time Snake meets another character for the first time, he is greeted with "I heard you were dead." At one point, I believe he replies "I get that a lot." Apparently, Snake is both famous among the prisoners on the island of New York, and famously dead.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Possibly. Though there is never an explanation, nearly every time Snake meets another character for the first time, he is greeted with "I heard you were dead." At one point, I believe point, he replies "I get that a lot." am," referring to what will happen if he fails his deadline. Apparently, Snake is both famous among the prisoners on the island of New York, and famously dead.



* WalkIntoMordor: Snake must para-glide onto the roof of the World Trade Center in order to infiltrate Manhattan without detection. Apparently there are no tunnels for use by guards...

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* WalkIntoMordor: Snake must para-glide onto the roof of the World Trade Center in order to infiltrate Manhattan without detection. Apparently there are no tunnels for use by guards...guards.
** The OpeningNarration indicates the bridges & tunnels leading off Manhattan Island were all mined or destroyed.
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