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Escape from New York (1981) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Carpenter

Writing Credits  

John Carpenter ... (written by) and
Nick Castle ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
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Taylor (scenes deleted)
Frank Doubleday ...
John Strobel ...
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Gypsy #1 (as John Cothran Jr.)
Garrett Bergfeld ...
Gypsy #2
Richard Cosentino ...
Robert John Metcalf ...
Gypsy #3
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Gypsy #4
Vic Bullock ...
First Indian
Clem Fox ...
Second Indian
Tobar Mayo ...
Third Indian
Nancy Stephens ...
Steven M. Gagnon ...
Secret Service #1 (as Steven Gagon)
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Secret Service #2
Michael Taylor ...
Secret Service #3
Lonnie Wun ...
Red Bandana Gypsy
Dale E. House ...
Helicopter Pilot #1 (as Dale House)
David R. Patrick ...
Helicopter Pilot #2
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Wally Taylor ...
Controller
James O'Hagen ...
James Emery ...
Trooper
Tom Lillard ...
Police Sergeant
Borah Silver ...
Theater Manager
Tony Papenfuss ...
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Punk
Carmen Filpi ...
Bum
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Drunk (as Buck Flower)
Clay Wright ...
Helicopter Pilot #3
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Helicopter Pilot #4
Ox Baker ...
Slag
Lowmoan Spectacular ...
Dancer
Ronald E. House ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Joseph A. Perrotti ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Ron Vernan ...
Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debra Hill ...
Computer (voice)
Carla Barnett ...
Gypsy (uncredited)
Kathleen Blanchard ...
Narrator - Opening scenes (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Secret Service #2 / Helicopter Pilot / Violin Player (voice) (uncredited)
Nick Castle ...
Pianist (uncredited)
John Contini ...
Eye-Patch Prisoner (uncredited)
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Narrator / Computer (voice) (uncredited)
David E. Harshbarger ...
Soldier / Bum in Theater (uncredited)
Mark Stern ...
Guy in Chock Full O'Nuts (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Barron Winchester ...
Sewer Dweller (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Barry Bernardi ... associate producer
Larry J. Franco ... producer (as Larry Franco)
Debra Hill ... producer

Music by 

John Carpenter
Alan Howarth

Cinematography by 

Dean Cundey

Film Editing by 

Todd C. Ramsay ... (as Todd Ramsay)

Production Design by 

Joe Alves

Set Decoration by 

Cloudia Rebar ... (as C L O U D I A)

Costume Design by 

Stephen Loomis ... (as Steven Loomis)

Makeup Department 

Frankie Bergman ... hair stylist
Ken Chase ... makeup artist supervisor
Benjamin Douglas ... makeup artist (as Ben Douglas)

Production Management 

Alan Levine ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jeffrey Chernov ... second assistant director
Larry J. Franco ... first assistant director (as Larry Franco)

Art Department 

Eugene Booth ... assistant property master (as Gene Booth)
Lee B. Drygas ... swing gang (as Lee Drygas)
Joseph C. Fama ... propmaker (as Joe Fama)
Arthur Gelb ... graphic designer
Serge Genitempo ... stand-by painter
Chris Horner ... assistant art director
Mike May ... property master
Art Molen ... propmaker foreman
Andrew 'Sandy' Overholtzer ... propmaker foreman (as Andrew Earl Overholtzer)
Marvin Salsberg ... construction foreman (as Marv Salsberg)
Wayne Smith ... paint foreman
Don Sutton ... leadman
Ward Welton ... paint supervisor
Frank White ... laborer
Ed Zingel ... painter
Sol Aquino ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer (as Tommy Causey)
Carl Fischer ... boom operator
Warren Hamilton Jr. ... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Alan Howarth ... special synthesizer sound
Gregg Landaker ... sound re-recording mixer
Mark A. Mangini ... dialogue editor
Steve Maslow ... sound re-recording mixer
John Mosley ... stereo recordist
David Ritcher ... assistant sound editor
Bill Varney ... sound re-recording mixer
David Lewis Yewdall ... sound editor (as David Yewdall)
Nicholas James ... foley editor (uncredited)
Steve Rice ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Roy Arbogast ... special effects supervisor
Pat Patterson ... special effects
Eddie Surkin ... special effects
Gary Zink ... special effects
Kevin Pike ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Steve Caldwell ... camera assistant: special visual effects
James Cameron ... director of photography: special visual effects (as Jim Cameron) / matte artwork (as Jim Cameron)
Tom Campbell ... engineer: special visual effects
Brian Chin ... miniature construction
George D. Dodge ... director of photography: special visual effects (as George Dodge)
Steven Elliott ... Elicon camera operator (as Steve Elliot) / rotoscope (as Steve Elliot)
Mary Ann Fisher ... producer/liaison: special visual effects
Randall Frakes ... camera assistant: special visual effects (as Randy Frakes)
Julia Gibson ... Elicon camera operator
Jena Holman ... matte artwork
Kenneth Jones ... Elicon camera operator (as Dr. Ken Jones)
R.J. Kizer ... project supervisor: special visual effects
Aaron Lipstadt ... associate producer: special visual effects
Austin McKinney ... director of photography: special visual effects
Sara Nelson ... production accountant: special visual effects
Tony Randel ... lab liaison: special visual effects (as Anthony Randel)
Dennis Skotak ... director of photography: special visual effects
Robert Skotak ... matte artwork (as Bob Skotak)
Charles Skouras III ... production manager: special visual effects
Dan Smith ... rotoscope
Robin Thomas ... production secretary: special visual effects
Gary Wagner ... gaffer: special visual effects
John C. Wash ... graphic displays (as John Wash)
William L. Arance ... visual effects (uncredited)
Whitney Scott Bain ... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Stephen Barncard ... motion control designer (uncredited)
Mark Stetson ... model maker (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman ... motion control photographer (uncredited)

Stunts 

Buff Brady ... stunts
Tony Brubaker ... stunts
Roydon Clark ... stunts
Glory Fioramonti ... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel ... stunts (as Sandy Gimpel)
Bill Hart ... stunts
Kent Hays ... stunts
Eddie Hice ... stunts
Loren Janes ... stunts
Mike Johnson ... stunts
Mags Kavanaugh ... stunts
William T. Lane ... stunts (as Bill Lane)
Fred Lerner ... stunts
Mike H. McGaughy ... stunts (as Mike McGaughy)
Bob Minor ... stunts
John Moio ... stunts (as John A. Moio)
Harvey Parry ... stunts
George Sawaya ... stunts
Jack Tyree ... stunts
Jack Verbois ... stunts
Dick Warlock ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Jesse Wayne ... stunt double (stunt double: Donald Pleasence) / stunts
Ted White ... stunts
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (as George Wilbur)
James Winburn ... stunts (as Jim Winburn)
Dick Warlock ... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Leo Behar ... grip
Clyde E. Bryan ... first assistant camera (as Clyde Bryan)
Scott Buttfield ... electrician
Jim Coe ... still photographer
Jack Lee Gary ... assistant camera: second unit (as Jack Gary)
Kim Gottlieb ... still photographer
Douglas Knapp ... camera operator: second unit (as Doug Knapp)
Jim Lucas ... director of photography: second unit
Drain M. Marshall ... rigging gaffer (as Drain Marshall)
Terry Marshall ... electrician
Thomas Marshall ... best boy electrician (as Tom Marshall)
Steve Mathis ... flicker box technician
George Mooradian ... assistant camera: second unit
Douglas Olivares ... second assistant camera
Seymour Owens ... second grip
Frank Palmer ... key grip
Frank Ruttencutter ... camera operator: second unit
Tommy Sands ... dolly grip
Raymond Stella ... camera operator (as Ray Stella)
Steve Tate ... second assistant camera
Mark Walthour ... gaffer
Curtis Foster ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Pegi Brotman ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Katrina Bronson ... costumer: women
Mel Sawicki ... costumer: men

Editorial Department 

Dean Beville ... assistant to assistant film editor
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady ... apprentice editor (as Barbara Ann Gandolfo)
Randy D. Thornton ... assistant film editor

Transportation Department 

Joe Benet ... driver
Bobby Benton ... driver
Rodney Berg ... driver (as Rod Berg)
Steve Boyd ... driver
John Brumby ... creative mobile technician
Michael Connolly ... driver (as Mike Connolly)
William Charles Hauer ... driver (as Chuck Hauer)
Dick Lee ... driver
Wayne Roberts ... driver
Mario Simon ... driver
Tom F. Thomas ... transportation captain (as Tom Thomas)
Eddie Lee Voelker ... transportation coordinator
Wayne Williams ... driver
Ed Wirth ... driver (as Eddie Worth)
Tom Briggs ... set driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Barry Bernardi ... location manager
Juan Betancourt ... meals
Donald P. Borchers ... avco nominee (as Don Borchers)
Pegi Brotman ... assistant: producers
Jack Buckley ... accountant
Frank Capra III ... assistant location manager
Louis Chirco ... craft service (as Louie Chirco)
Kelli Cole ... unit publicist (as Kelli Garris)
Maurice Costello ... nurse
Chip Fowler ... production office coordinator
Matt Franco ... assistant: the assistants
Louise Jaffe ... script supervisor
Bert Jetter ... meals
David R. Lawson ... medic
Ron Littrell ... location contact
Terry Murphy ... location contact
Sarah Preece ... office production assistant
Geoffrey Ryan ... production assistant (as Geoff Ryan)
Syd Stembridge ... weapons advisor
David DeCoteau ... production assistant (uncredited)
John L. Hammontree ... militia coordinator (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster ... financing (uncredited)
Barron Winchester ... stand-in: Mr. Pleasance (uncredited)

Thanks 

Walter Abell ... special thanks
David Cronenberg ... special thanks
Dennis Foley ... special thanks (as Lt. Col. Dennis R. Foley)
George A. Romero ... special thanks
Don Taylor ... special thanks

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