Escape From New York (1981) – Show Notes

Intro:

Oh hi! This week’s movie is one of them Future/Past dealies. You know, where they make a film in 1981 but it takes place in 1998 but you are watching it in 2017 and you are thinking how it is going to be at least 2018 before the president builds a wall around New York. You know….one of them movies.

Also, did you ever consider: this is a movie about a one-eyed Snake being inserted into a dirty hole who is just trying to pull out before his head explodes? Dirty Carpenter is always dirty. 400%

Links:

IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/

WIKI:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_from_New_York

TRAILER:

Twitter:

Escape From New York (1981) – Like a discoball air freshener and head light chandeliers; kind of tacky. kind of cool. oh no I’m blind.

Notes:

I’m still watching credits

Did Carpenter write/perform this music….very early 80s TV

1988 sucked! 400 Percent! That sounds like a lot!

Is this Jamie Lee Curtis talking?

They built a wall around Manhattan. Trump would love to build a wall around Manhattan.

Statue of Liberty Security Control.

One rule: You go in…You don’t come out

Twin Tower still stood!

Interesting dept of field for long shot. Matte Painting Minatures?

You have 10 seconds on your home made float. I counted like 8 seconds. What was that float made of? Propane and propane accessories?

2 in the water dead….2 confirmed….very well.

This is Remy.

LISC Liberty Island Security Control.

Chopper 8 needs ome acction.

USPF?  We got 3 guards walking a Mr. Pliskin.

So this is an underground facitory?

First you see….No Talking No Smoking Follow the Orange Line…then Jamie Lee Curtis reads it.

You have the option for termination.

Lee Van Cleef!

There’s No David 14 on the computer!

Decode: Airforce One!

Tell this to the workers!

The racist police stick.

That guy kind of looks like George W Bush

Get to the pod!

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Scott Johnson made this

God Save Me and Watch Over You All. What a swell guy.

Kinda Looks Like Buschemi

20 Seconds….19…18…17…HHHHhaaaaaaaa

Well that was a lot of running for nothing.

Do you have me on speaker? Get me off Speaker..

“Call me snake.”

Special Forces…Texas Thunder

Pardon in the United States.

He’s not my President…President of what?

They have Steam Cars in New York?

Check out those weapons on that table.

Some of these scenes are shot with Vasoline on the cameras

Double Medi Guns to the neck.

Hehe…they can neutralize the charge with X-rays!

Those gliders are a lot louder on the inside

Camo Leotards

The happiest Cabaret with Kazoos and Pianos ever. at least Ernest is having a good time.

“Hey you don’t wanna walk around down there snake..” – Something that has never been said before.

Hey, I just realized….Snake Pliskin on has one good eye. That makes him a one eyed snake.

Hey nice boots chief…I’m walking

Ernest P. Whorl is the President?

President is easy to find. He’s in a big red egg. Unless he left the egg…in which case you are screwed.

A lot of people running around like roaches before our oblivious hero.

Black Tank Top / Camo Leotrads and Ski boots.

I like how Carpenter plays with the running animals as danger approaches. More like rats or roaches scurring

These bulding are made out of rotten timber

Snake…you busted your locater Snake…hey Snake.

Cabbie who always shows up…Moltovs!

Can’t wait to tell Eddie

The Duke of New York. Nobody meets the Duke!

This “Meet The Duke Of New York” Music is very Michael Myers Theme Music-y. Also, Carpenter.

Cabbie named Cabbie

ha! Brain’s Squeeze.

Brain lives in the New York Public Library

Poor ole Fresno Bob

“I’ll just beat it out of your squeeze.”

That one car is mostly tin foil

Disco/Chandelier Car is groovy

Broadway hates Station Wagons…why?

Broadway built some kind of road damn out of cars…they are like little Broadway beavers.

Ha…That Brain is a real pain in the ass.

throwing star to the forehead….can you die from that?

4 baddies to stand over pliskin to wait for him to wake up.

How far does that snake Tattoo go down?

Still got that briefcase on his wrist. They will chop off the presidents finger but not get the briefcase off?

That is not how you listen to a cassette tape.

She is stroking that gun

I like that they went through all the trouble of making a clock that is labeled back at the headquarters for the countdown.

new phone
Scott Johnson made me laugh with this

Booo…Snake…Booo

He crawled into the cage pretty willingly. I would crawl back out once I saw giant diaper man.

The Duke wants a snake pliskin hood ornament.

Round 1 is wooden bats.

Why did they dress the president up as a lady.

Round 2 is trash can lids and spiked bats

Big Diaper Baddie took one to the back of the head.

Brain took the president! Smart.

Where did Snake find his shirt?

I see why your car don’t work…it’s got a dude for an engine.

Everybody dies.

Graphic death for her

that was close!

Time for a shave

switchroo taperoo

THANKS! THAT WAS FUN!

Did I miss anything? Feel free to post it in the comments below!

 

  • Neal Cross

    Once Snake gets into New York, everyone he meets says to him “I thought you were dead?”

    • Neal Cross

      The first few times were clever, helped establish that Plissken has a reputation… then it got to be a gag.

      • Brian Dunaway

        I didn’t even notice. But now that you mention it…it makes sense…and since him and Brain have history I am assuming it is because Brain THOUGHT he was dead and was spreading the rumor. Brain has a big mouth.

        • Neal Cross

          Right, Brain/Harold(don’t call me Harold) would have told tales and said he was dead, as he doesn’t like Snake. Good ear on thinking the narrator was Jamie Lee Curtis… I knew she sounded familiar, was the best I could think of.