This week, Jared and Clint strap on their eyepatches and impractically-sized Uzis for John Carpenter’s sci-fi action flick Escape from New York!
When the President (Donald Pleasance) crash-lands on the island prison of Manhattan, only one (inexplicably famous) prisoner can save him – Snake Plissken! Equipped with nothing but his wits and a bomb in his neck that will go off in 24 hours, Snake must survive the trash-filled streets of a dystopian New York City that’s just a dumping ground for prisoners.
Between Carpenter’s nitty-gritty aesthetic, the synth score, and Russell’s stripped-down performance, Escape from New York more than earns its cult reputation. Check out our thoughts, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:
DRINKING RULES FOR ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK:
- Any time someone recognizes Snake Plissken, Celebrity
- Every time Snake looks down at his ticking death clock
- Whenever you see small, controlled fires in the background
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
The President shouts “YOU’RE THE DUKE OF NEW YORK A-NUMBER ONE!” after killing Isaac Hayes
Join us next week as we launch into space for the ill-timed kid’s space adventure movie Space Camp!