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Escape from New York Quotes

  • Cabbie: [Snake runs into Cabbie's taxi cab while being chased by the Crazies] Bad neighborhood, Snake! You don't want to be walking from the Bowery to 42nd Street at night. I've been driving a cab here for 30 years and I'm telling you: you don't walk around here at night! Yes, sir! Those Crazies'll kill you and strip you in ten seconds flat! Usually I'm not down around here myself, but I wanted to catch that show. That stuff is like gold around here, you know. [Cabbie casually lights a Molotov cocktail and throws it at approaching Crazies, which explodes in front of them, stopping them... and Cabbie speeds away with Snake in his taxi]


  • 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?


  • President of the United States: [fires machine gun at the Duke] Ayy! Number Onnee! You're the Duke! You're the Duke! [stops firing] You're the... Duke. [quietly] You're... A-number one.


  • The Duke of New York: They sent in their best man, and when we roll across the 59th Street bridge tomorrow, on our way to freedom, we're going to have their best man leading the way - from the neck up! [cheering erupts] On the hood of my car!


  • Bob Hauk: We'd make one hell of a team Snake
    Bob Hauk: We'd make one hell of a team Snake.
    Snake Plissken: It's Plissken
    Snake Plissken: It's Plissken.
    Snake Plissken: The name's Plissken.


  • Brain: Swear to God Snake, I thought you were dead...
    Snake Plissken: Yeah, you and everybody else!


  • Bob Hauk: You going to kill me, Snake?
    Snake Plissken: Not now, I'm too tired. [pause] Maybe later.


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


  • Bob Hauk: Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.
    Snake Plissken: Oh, you mean I can't count on you?
    Bob Hauk: No.
    Snake Plissken: Good!


  • Bob Hauk: Plissken? Plissken, what are you doing?
    Snake Plissken: Playing with myself! I'm going in.


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


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