History Film / EscapeFromNewYork

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.
29th Jun '17 8:31:55 PM Skylite
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-->'''President:''' Who's number one, Duke? Who's A-number one?

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-->'''President:''' Who's number one, Duke? Who's You're the Duke! You're A-number one?



* ExplosiveLeash: The government ensures that Snake won't give up his mission by implanting explosives into his body that will kill him if he doesn't return within a day.

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* ExplosiveLeash: The government ensures that Snake won't give up his mission by implanting explosives into his body that will kill him if he doesn't return within a day.approximately 24 hours.



* HandicappedBadass: Snake Plissken may have but one eye, but in no way does that impair his status as a legendary badass. He also winds up limping due to an injured leg, but not even that slows him down.

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* HandicappedBadass: Snake Plissken may have but one eye, but in no way does that impair his status as a legendary badass. He also winds up limping due to an injured leg, but not even that slows him down.down long.



* ImAHumanitarian: The "Crazies" come out at night when they run out of food, and the Cabbie claims that they'll "kill you and strip you in ten seconds flat."

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* ImAHumanitarian: The "Crazies" come out at night at the end of the month when they run out of food, and the Cabbie claims that they'll "kill you and strip you in ten seconds flat."



* InsufferableGenius: Brain. It's a minor miracle he's still alive in Manhattan since everyone ''hates'' him, save Maggie and Cabbie. Brain is also the only person in Manhattan who can produce gasoline, possibly refined from crude oil obtained from the pump briefly shown well panning through his base (presumably the New York Public Library).

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* InsufferableGenius: Brain. It's a minor miracle he's still alive in Manhattan since everyone ''hates'' him, save Maggie and Cabbie. Brain is also the only person in Manhattan who can produce gasoline, possibly refined from crude oil obtained from the pump briefly shown well panning through his base (presumably ( the New York Public Library).



** 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. 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.

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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. 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.
29th Jun '17 8:19:18 PM Skylite
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* TheAlcatraz: New York Maximum Security Penitentiary, AKA Manhattan Island Prison. The only bridge into the island is mined, and the entire island is surrounded by a wall, and the perimeter is patrolled by helicopters and monitored 24/7. Escape is essentially impossible, and once prisoners go in, they never come out.

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* TheAlcatraz: New York Maximum Security Penitentiary, AKA Manhattan Island Prison. The only bridge into All bridges to the island is are mined, and the entire island is surrounded by a wall, and the perimeter is patrolled by helicopters and monitored 24/7. Escape is essentially impossible, and once prisoners go in, they never come out.



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

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



* ContrivedCoincidence: Pretty fortunate for the guards that Snake was entering the prison just moments after Air Force One crashed in the city.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Pretty fortunate for the guards that Snake was entering being processed to enter the prison just moments after Air Force One crashed in the city.



%%* DangerousDeserter: Snake Plissken.

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%%* * DangerousDeserter: Snake Plissken.Plissken. Implied disillusionment with the events in Leningrad is what caused him to go from war hero to criminal.
23rd Jun '17 11:55:57 PM ADrago
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* BittersweetEnding: Sure, Snake saves the day and the POTUS is back, but [[spoiler:his New York allies are dead, including Cabbie (a guy Snake generally seemed to care about).]] At the very least, Snake's a free man again and the secret of how to convert nuclear fusion into power generation is LostForever.

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* BittersweetEnding: Sure, Snake saves the day and the POTUS is back, but [[spoiler:his New York allies are dead, including Cabbie (a guy Snake generally seemed to care about).]] At the very least, Snake's a free man again and the secret of how to convert nuclear fusion into power generation is LostForever.lost.
23rd Jun '17 7:28:50 PM TBNY
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* YouHaveFortyEightHours: 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.

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* YouHaveFortyEightHours: 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.
23rd Jun '17 7:25:35 PM TBNY
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* BittersweetEnding: Sure, Snake saves the day and the POTUS is back, but [[spoiler:his New York allies are dead, including Cabbie (a guy Snake generally seemed to care about).]] At the very least, Snake's a free man again and the secret of how to convert nuclear fusion into power generation is LostForever.



* BreakTheHaughty: The POTUS is a BitchInSheepsClothing and the Duke's tortures and humiliations endure onto him were harsh, yet justifiable. When the President finally, [[spoiler:snaps out of his mental torture from the Duke and kills him]], its justifiable. He does seem shellshocked afterwards, but nevertheless returns to his normal state of mind after a few moments of being treated by presidential aides.



11th Jun '17 3:10:33 PM maxwellsilver
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* BackFromTheDead: At the beginning of each meeting with Snake Plissken, all the characters exclaims : " I thought you were dead !".
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