Escape from New York (1981) Poster


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The Needle (1988)
The helicopter landing
Hollywood Burn (2006)
Escape from New Jersey (2010) (Short)
clip of Presidential speech


American Bandstand (1952) (TV Series)
Emperor of the North (1973)
Ernest Borgnine also acted in 'Emperor Of The North', in which Lee Marvin played a character named 'A Number 1'.
Death Wish (1974)
Carpenter said he was inspired by the film Death Wish in the sense that New York was a kind of jungle, and wanted to make a science fiction film along these lines
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Both Snake and Wilson say "You got a smoke?"

Referenced in 

The New York Ripper (1982)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
The Last Horror Film (1982)
Title visible on cover of Starburst magazine Vinnie is reading
Take One: Fear on Film (1982) (TV Movie)
2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
Long haired anti-hero is ordered by the President to enter New York and rescue someone
Daicon IV Opening Animation (1983) (Short)
Snake Plisskin appears.
Night of the Comet (1984)
The movie-poster is hanging on the wall in the cinema.
Kiraathakudu (1986)
The second half is basically a remake of this 1981 film.
Jail Break (1986) (Video Game)
Jail Break's premise of a city overrun with convicts and a kidnapped ViP is based upon John Carpenter's 1981 film.
Metal Gear (1987) (Video Game)
Night Court: Educating Rhoda (1988) (TV Episode)
"She's currently starring in 'Escape From Bellevue.'"
Class of 1999 (1990)
The virtual map at the beginning of the movie and the premise of the contained lawless zone.
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990) (Video Game)
Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990) (TV Mini-Series)
criminals have to do missions for the state, with the chance of being pardoned.
Married... with Children: The Goodbye Girl (1992) (TV Episode)
Al watches it as part of his 'holidays' on the couch.
Nemesis (1992)
Alex is implanted with a bomb which will kill him if he refuses to do the assignment and it will only be removed if Alex completes the assignment.
The Critic: The Pilot (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay and his son play a videogame called "Escape from the Big Apple"
Mad About You: Escape from New York (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Double Dragon (1994)
Wings: Escape from New York (1997) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Air Force One (1997)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Characters say to Ripley "I thought you were dead".
Premutos - Der gefallene Engel (1997)
Poster is visible.
Metal Gear Solid (1998) (Video Game)
Soldier (1998)
Todd 's service record includes the Plissken Medal.
Rage of the Werewolf (1999)
The filmmaker said this film was an influence.
Angst (2000)
Sex and the City: Escape from New York (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Battle Royale (2000)
Grand Theft Auto III (2001) (Video Game)
There is a bonus car (a modified version of the "Cabbie" taxi) called the "Borgnine", named after Ernest Borgnine who played the cab driver in this.
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) (Video Game)
Solid Snake uses the alias "Iroquois Pliskin."
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Hoss Delgado: Spectral Exterminator/Evil on Trial/To Eris Human (2002) (TV Episode)
Hoss Delgado's appearance is based from Snake Plissken, the main character of the film.
Dead to Rights (2002) (Video Game)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (2002) (Video Game)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
The watch Juni wears is like the 24 hour countdown watch in Escape From New York.
'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest (2003) (TV Movie)
Poster. Mentioned that John Carpenter went on to do other films.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Daryl Hannah plays California Mountain Snake, she sports an eye patch and a smoking habit as well as attitude, a reference to Snake Plissken
The Ghouls (2003)
poster seen
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Kidney Car (2003) (TV Episode)
Boxy Brown makes Meatwad call him "Duke of New York, A-#1"
Assembling the League (2003) (Video)
Stephen Norrington is seen wearing a Snake Plissken shirt on set
Pinochestein 3d (2003) (Video Game)
The characters is an homage of Snake Plissken
The Last Shot (2004)
Poster on Steven's wall.
District B13 (2004)
Wall around part of a city, no police inside
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) (Video Game)
When he fights The Fear, Snake gets an arrow in his leg, just like Plissken.
Film Geek (2005)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Batman Begins (2005)
"I heard you were dead"
American Dad!: Con Heir (2005) (TV Episode)
Roger calls Stan's dad Snake Plissken.
The Warriors (2005) (Video Game)
The soundtrack and the broken down, derelict environments.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.187 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Memorable Roles" category
Korgoth of Barbaria (2006) (TV Short)
The main character is infected with something and must complete the mission to get the antidote.
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (2006) (Video Game)
"Call me Snake"
Grindhouse (2007)
Black Flight, the name of the Special Forces unit Snake Plissken served in, is featured on the back of a Humvee in "Planet Terror". Also, the scene in the "Machete" trailer showing the weapons on the table is identical to a scene in "Escape from New York."
Planet Terror (2007)
"Black Flight", the name of the Special Forces unit Snake Plissken served in, is featured on the back of a humvee'.
Cloverfield (2008)
The famous movie poster from Escape From New York inspired the scene with the Statue of Liberty's decapitated head.
Doomsday (2008)
Many references, including the maps of Scotland using the same animation style and colours as those of New York, the scene where weapons and mission are presented to Eden Sinclair, and the musical themes.
Jellyscream! (2008)
Referenced in the score.
Anatomy of Catastrophe: The Making of 'Doomsday' (2008) (Video)
Writer/director Neil Marshall acknowledges this film as an influence on his movie.
Face Eater (2008)
The character Romero wears an eye patch in Face Eater. This is a reference to Snake Plissken. Also, the character Harold Hellman who Flecks kills in Face Eater is a reference to Harry Dean Stanton's character in Escape from New York.
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Metal Gear (2009) (TV Episode)
Nerd thinks of Snake Plisken whenever he hears Solid Snake's name.
Contra Rebirth (2009) (Video Game)
Hidden character is named Plissken
Escape from Staten Island (2009) (Short)
title reference
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
Suzi X has an eye patch much like Snake Plissken from Escape From New York
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.77 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Actors & Their Roles"
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010) (Video Game)
"Call me Snake"
Machete (2010)
Computer-simulation showing the proposed U.S./Mexico-border-fence. During the introduction of "Escape from New York", there's an almost identical schematic showing Manhattan-Island-prison and its containment wall. Even details like the blinking triangles at key-points are recreated in Machete. Also, the scene of the weapons on the table is identical to a scene in "Escape from New York."
Casino Jack (2010)
The film's title is written on Jack's blackboard when he is seen teaching a screenwriting class in prison.
Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer (2010)
DVD is shown in a store.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Robert Rodriguez (2010) (TV Episode)
Robert Rodriguez mentions this movie during interview
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (2010) (Video Game)
Sam says they can't escape bloodthirsty CHUDs unless they can... Escape from New York.
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Carpenter (2011) (TV Episode)
Carpenter says his film is being remade
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "Something in Audio Menu?"
Escape from London (2011) (Short)
Short Tribute Film for Frightfest 2011
Batman: Arkham City (2011) (Video Game)
The general dystopian feel, the criminals, the brutality and the damaged city bear resemblance to John Carpenter's cult film.
Estrenos Críticos: La Cosa (2011) (TV Episode)
Twisted Metal (2012) (Video Game)
Statue of Liberty's decapitated head from this film can be seen in the Metro Squre level.
Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy: Tiger with Chlamidya (2012) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken is seen as one of the people getting chlamidya
Dead Weight (2012)
Meredith and Thomas drink from a bottle labeled Snake's Poison Whiskey.
Lockout (2012)
Snow is closely modelled after Snake Pliskin. A French court has ruled the film plagiarises the plot of Escape from New York and Escape from L.A.
Dead Shadows (2012)
Poster seen on apartment wall.
Certified (2012) (Short)
New York prison styled graphic's used to outline a city.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghosts of Mars (2012) (TV Episode)
another John Carpenter film
Bad Movie Beatdown: Doomsday (2012) (TV Episode)
"In graphics that are reminescent of Escape from New York..."
The Escape Agenda (2012) (Short)
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Dean of Darkness with Dean Cundey (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Apocalypse Marathon (2013) (Short)
New York prison styled graphic's used to outline a city.
La gente es imbécil (2013) (TV Series)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2014) (Video Game)
The code name "Snake" is a reference to Kurt Rusells character in Escape From New York; Snake Plissken.
Archer: Archer Vice: Palace Intrigue - Part I (2014) (TV Episode)
Cheryl mentions it in dialogue.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (2014) (Video Game)
Snake Plisken is an unlockable character.
Broforce (2014) (Video Game)
Snake Brosken is a parody of Snake Plissken
Pretty Little Liars: EscApe from New York (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 August 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
John Anderson says he likes this movie
Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week: Saints Vs. Browns 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Carl compared LeBron James coming back to Cleveland to Snake Plissken returning from New York right after he escaped New York.
Bob's Burgers: Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting (2015) (TV Episode)
One of the Trivia Answers
GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) (Video)
A VHS case of this film is shown, also cassette itself is swapped with one of _"The Care Bears" (1985) _.
Honest Game Trailers: Metal Gear Solid (2015) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken mentioned
RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection (2015) (Video)
"(Singing) Escape from Miami, escape with your life..." Mike: "(Singing) But not 'Escape from New York', that's a different film!"
Hell House LLC (2015)
Sara and Paul mention it.
Lead Me Astray (2015)
Alexis mentions watching Escape From New York (1981).
Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park V (2015) (TV Episode)
Muscle Man is dressed up as Snake Plissken
Night City (2015)
The scene in which Nick asks Angel "Now, who am I?" resembles the Duke asking the President what he learned
Project X Zone 2 (2015) (Video Game)
Chapter 18 is called "Escape from the Gangs of New York"
The Graham Norton Show: Kurt Russell/Tina Fey/Josh Widdicombe/Sia (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Kurt Russell; Kurt Russell talks about filming this movie
Vice Guide to Film: John Carpenter (2016) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do Good Directors Go Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
another good work by John Carpenter
Errors in Geography: Geodesy - Irpen Inspires 2B Creative (2016) (Video)
"My Future Brother-In-Law" fake trailer.
John Carpenter: Escape from New York (2016) (Video)
Live performance music video of the movie's main theme.
Suicide Squad (2016)
Criminals are forced to work for the government and have explosive devices implanted in them if they do not comply.
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Screen-print poster shown
Homeland: Casus Belli (2017) (TV Episode)
The film is referenced.
The Goldbergs: A Night to Remember (2017) (TV Episode)
Photo of Adam as Snake Pliskin.
Talking Dead: The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in writing during the "Inside the Dead" segment.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Franchises Hollywood Needs To Give Another Chance (2017) (TV Episode)
The "Escape from" franchise gets an honorable mention.
Riverdale: Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying (2017) (TV Episode)
Alice asks if it is Snake Plissken calling
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Arm timer that shows when the protagonist's 24h left to live is up.
Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister (2017) (TV Episode)
Part of the soundtrack is heard.
Escape from Las Vegas (2017) (Short)
Fan Film
Alex Meyers: Riverdale is a mess... (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Pray for Death: A John Carpenter Tribute at the Leona Gallery (2017)
The John Carpenter Film is Referenced as a work of art in the Leona Gallery
9-1-1: Haunted (2018) (TV Episode)
Eddie dresses as Snake Plissken
The Graham Norton Show: Kurt Russell/Claire Foy/David Walliams/Lee Evans/Mumford and Sons (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Kurt Russell; David Walliams mentions he is a big fan of this movie and gets Kurt Russell to sign his poster; Kurt Russell shortly talks about Snake's tattoo
Titans: Jason Todd (2018) (TV Episode)
Jason shows the bouncer his fake ID named "Robin Plisskin".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Atlantic Rim (2018) (TV Episode)
Crow (as a man with an eye patch is shown): "Call me Snake."
The Cinema Snob: Hellbound: Hellraiser II (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it and a poster is shown.

Featured in 

The Making of 'The Thing' (1982) (TV Movie)
Escape From New York film intro by John Carpenter (10:38) (2003) (Video)
Clips, making of, Interviews, etc.
Escape From New York film intro by John Carpenter (2003) (Video)
Clips, making of, Interviews, etc.
Snake Plissken: Man of Honor (2005) (Video)
Clips from the movie
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1981 (2005) (TV Episode)
Inspector Coliandro: In trappola (2006) (TV Episode)
the movie trombetti is watching in his home
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
"Rotten Tomatoes Show Sports Network" segment
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Snake Plissken.
Outside Xbox: 6 Tie-in Games That Wouldn't Suck (2013) (TV Episode)
The hosts review the merits of the movie being made into a video game while clips of the movie are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Wrong Movie Predictions About the Future (2013) (TV Episode)
The future predicted in Escape from New York is #9.
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 20 in the Countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 John Carpenter Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Escape from New York is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cult Classics: Action (2014) (TV Episode)
Escape from New York is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Badass Movie Tattoos (2014) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken's tattoo is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Badasses (2014) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Eyepatch-Wearing Characters in Movies and TV (2015) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Prisons (2015) (TV Episode)
Manhattan Island is #7.
Vice Guide to Film: John Carpenter (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Kurt Russell Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Characters of the 1980s (2016) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Would Make Great Video Games (2016) (TV Episode)
Escape from New York is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with Forced Sequels (2016) (TV Episode)
Escape from New York is #10.
re:View: Escape from New York (2016) (TV Episode)
film is reviewed
The Blockbuster Buster: Escape from New York vs Lockout (2016) (TV Episode)
discussed and compared to Lockout
WatchMojo: Top 10 Manliest Men in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken is #9.
Renegade Cut: Escape from New York (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Violent Sci-Fi Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Escape from New York gets an honorable mention.
Best of the Worst: Merry Kick-mas! (2017) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Characters We Want to See the Predator Fight (2018) (TV Episode)
Snake Plissken is #8.
De Kijk van Koolhoven: Post-apocalyptische film (2018) (TV Episode)
discussed & footage shown
Half in the Bag: The Haunting of Hill House and Overlord (2018) (TV Episode)
clip is shown when Jay suggest casting Wyatt Russell as Snake Plissken in the Escape from New York remake
Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's 'Escape From New York' (2018) (Video)
Clips, making of, Interviews, etc.
re:View: The Warriors (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown

Spoofed in 

Cyber Seeker (1993)
The movie is a very loose remake of the movie.
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
"I'm Gecko Plissken, and I'm here for the president."
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi: Huge Reversal?! Abenobashi Hollywood Shopping Arcade (2002) (TV Episode)
Arumi's grandfather Masayoshi is dressed as Snake Plissken from the film Escape from New York (1981). In addition, he says "friends call me Snake" which spoofs the phrase "call me Snake" from the film.
Tripping the Rift: Creaturepalooza (2004) (TV Episode)
Chode gets 24 hours to rescue himself, like Snake Plisken.
Die Hard with a Sponsor (2007) (Short)
One of the characters in Die Hard with a Sponsor is a spoof of Snake Plissken.
The Middleman: The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome (2008) (TV Episode)
Middleman is dressed as Snake Plissken, also mention of the name Plissken is made.
American Dad!: Escape from Pearl Bailey (2008) (TV Episode)
The principals voiceover as Steve and the others are trying to escape is reminiscent of Isaac Hayes in Escape From New York. Also the episode title is a direct reference.
Escape from Ridgemont High (2015) (Video)
Jake "the Snake" Pliskin is a parody of Snake Pliskin.
Camp Camp: Scout's Dishonor (2016) (TV Episode)
The character Billy Nikssilp is a parody of Snake Plissken
The Goldbergs: I Coulda Been a Lawyer (2019) (TV Episode)
Adam"s vídeo is a spoof of the movie escape from New York.

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