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1981 American dystopian action thriller by John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell as outlaw Snake Plissken tasked with rescuing the president from Manhattan Island, which in the future has been transformed into a maximum security prison with chaotic conditions.

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Why did Snake Plissken do this?

At the end of Escape from New York, Snake is revealed to have switched the tapes and he shreds the original one. This is after the dialogue with the president: Snake: A whole lotta people died to ...
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Did Napoleon Wilson “reappear” as Snake Plissken?

The character of Snake Plissken was created by John Carpenter and Nick Castle. Plissken is the protagonist in Escape from New York and Escape from L.A.. I recently noticed the following blurb on ...
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Was the development of Lockout influenced by Escape from New York?

When looking at the story of Lockout there are a few similarities to John Carpenter's Escape from New York, putting a badass convict onto an unwanted mission to rescue the president (or his daughter ...
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Is there a reason why Snake Plissken and the young Snake from Metal Gear are so much alike?

In the movies Escape from New York and Escape from LA there is a character called Snake Plissken. However in the Metal Gear Series there is a character who has the code name Solid Snake and goes by ...