The best Escape from New York quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Escape from New York, with the help of your votes. Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, and Ernest Borgnine, Escape from New York was directed by John Carpenter and released in 1981.
What is your favorite Escape from New York quote? One memorable line was when Snake Plissken said, "I don't give a f*ck about your war... or your president." Another great line from Escape from New York is, "You can't meet the Duke! Are you crazy? Nobody gets to meet the Duke. You meet him once and then you're dead!" spoken by Cabbie.
Vote up your top Escape from New York quotes, regardless of which character they come from.
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?
Romero: You touch me... he dies. If you're not in the air in thirty seconds... he dies. You come back in... he dies. Twenty seconds.
Bob Hauk: I'm ready to talk.
Romero: Nineteen. Eighteen.
Bob Hauk: What do you want?
Romero: Seventeen. Sixteen.
Bob Hauk: Let's go. Let's go!
Bob Hauk: You go in, find the President, bring him out in 24 hours, and you're a free man.
Snake Plissken: 24 hours, huh?
Bob Hauk: I'm making you an offer.
Snake Plissken: Bullsh*t!
Bob Hauk: Straight just like I said.
Snake Plissken: I'll think about it.
Bob Hauk: No time. Give me an answer.
Snake Plissken: Get a new president!
Bob Hauk: We're still at war, Plissken. We need him alive.
Snake Plissken: I don't give a f*ck about your war... or your president.
Bob Hauk: Is that your answer?
Snake Plissken: I'm thinking about it.
Bob Hauk: Think hard.
Snake Plissken: Why me?
Bob Hauk: You flew the Gullfire over Leningrad. You know how to get in quiet. You're all I got.
Snake Plissken: I guess I go in one way or the other... doesn't mean sh*t to me. All right... I'll do it. Give me the pardon paper.
Bob Hauk: When you come out.
Snake Plissken: Before.
Bob Hauk: I told you I wasn't a fool, Plissken.
Snake Plissken: Call me Snake.
Bob Hauk: S.D. Plissken... American, Lieutenant: Special Forces Unit "Black Light". Two Purple Hearts, Leningrad and Siberia. Youngest man to be decorated by the President. Then you robbed the Federal Reserve Depository... life sentence, New York maximum security penitentiary. I'm about to kick your *ss out of the world, war hero...
Snake Plissken: Who're you?
Bob Hauk: Hauk, Police Commissioner.
Snake Plissken: Bob Hauk...
Bob Hauk: Special Forces Unit "Texas Thunder"... we heard of you too, Plissken.