Escape From New York

New York is an island prison where criminals run free and are cut off from civilisation. Air Force One however is flying overhead when the pilot loses control, and the President is lost in Manhatten while he is carrying the launch codes for the U.S.A's missile defense system.The goverment has no choice but to send in Snake Plissken: A former Green Berret on his way to serve a life sentence in jail, to rescue the president

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Continuity mistake: When trying to escape the gang on Broadway, Snake and the others are in a yellow station wagon they stole from the Duke's men. They turn the car around to back it through a barricade of cars to escape. One shot shows their car's head lights are on, but just before it hits the barricade, the headlights are suddenly off and then are back on again in the next shot. (00:56:55)

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Brain: I swear to God, Snake, I thought you were dead.
Snake Plissken: Yeah. You and everybody else.

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Trivia: During the prison Broadway scene, director John Carpenter is the one playing the violin. (00:33:30)

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Question: Since Snake knew that X-rays would neutralize the pellets in his neck, couldn't he have asked brain about medical facilities within New York so he can neutralize them himself?

William Bergquist

Chosen answer: Yes, but A. finding a working one is very unlikely, B. it would need a power source, also very difficult, C. Snake had no way of knowing if x-rays of a different frequency would work or set them off, and D. if he does disarm them, it's already been proven that New York is escape proof, so where would he go?

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