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John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Quotes

  • Snake Plissken: Welcome to the human race.


  • Taslima: [repeated line] I thought you'd be taller.


  • Snake Plissken: [Snake finds a dead thug wearing his stolen jacket] I'll take my coat back now, asshole.


  • Snake Plissken: Fuck you, I'm going to Hollywood...


  • Malloy: [after the President orders Snake executed] On my command... FIRE! [the soldiers open fire, without effect. Malloy grabs a rifle, walks up to Snake, and swings the butt through his body]
    Brazen: He's not even *here*! He's a hologram!
    Snake Plissken: Catches on quick, doesn't she?


  • Surgeon General of Beverly Hills: [the Surgeon General gropes Taslima's breasts] My God, they're real!


  • Snake Plissken: Call me Snake.


  • Cuervo Jones: You might have survived Cleveland. You might have escaped from New York. But this is L.A., vato. And you're about to find out that this fucking city can kill anybody!


  • Malloy: For God sakes, don't do it, Snake!
    Snake Plissken: The name's Plissken. [pushes the button]
    Snake Plissken: The name's Plissken. [pushes the button]


  • President: What's it going to be, Plissken? Them or us?
    Snake Plissken: I shut down the third world, you win they lose. I shut down America, they win, you lose. The more things change, the more they stay the same.


  • Snake Plissken: Sad story. You got a smoke?


  • Snake Plissken: Welcome to the human race.


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