Escape From New York
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Bob Hauk: We'd make one hell of a team, Snake.
Snake Plissken: The name's Plissken.

The Duke: What did I teach you?
President: Y-You are the... Duke of New... New York. You're A-Number One.
The Duke: I can't hear you.
President: Y-You... You are the Duke of New York! You're A-Number One.

President: God save me, and watch over you all.

Bob Hauk: You going to kill me, Snake?
Snake Plissken: I'm too tired. Maybe later.
Bob Hauk: I got another deal for you. I'd like you to think it over while you're resting. I'd like to offer you a job. We'd make one hell of a team, Snake.
Snake Plissken: The name's Plissken.

Computer Voice: 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.

Bob Hauk: There was an accident. About an hour ago, a small jet went down inside New York City. The President was on board.
Snake Plissken: The president of what?

Bob Hauk: It's the survival of the human race, Plissken. Something you don't give a shit about.

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

Girl in "Chock Full O'Nuts": You're a cop.
Snake Plissken: I'm an asshole.

Bob Hauk: I'm not a fool, Plissken.
Snake Plissken: Call me "Snake."

Snake Plissken: What's wrong with Broadway?

Continuity mistake: When Snake kills the wrestler, he does so by jamming the nails of his spiked bat into the back of his skull. Snake releases the bat, which stays stuck to the wrestler's head. The next shot, the bat is now missing as the wrestler falls forward against the net, dropping his own bat to the floor. But Snake's bat is nowhere to be seen. Then a few moments later after Snake activates the tracer, the bat is shown on the back of the wrestler's head as he is slumped over the net, which Snake knocks off. Yet the wrestler's own bat is no longer seen, which was by his feet before. (01:16:55)

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Trivia: In the scene where the helicopters come in and they retrieve the President's briefcase containing a message, one of the people in the chopper points down and says "People down in the park. Can you see them?" That guy is the film's director, John Carpenter. (01:07:35)

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Question: How did Snake lose his eye?

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Chosen answer: During a mission known as the "Leningrad Ruse." He and his flight squadron were sent unknowingly on a suicide mission. During it, his goggles cracked and let in a poisonous gas, paralyzing his iris. He has to wear the patch because his eye can't focus against bright light, causing pain. This is mentioned in the novelization.

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