Batman
Michael Keaton as "Batman" in Batman (1989):
See that thing on my belt? Grab it! Whatever you do, don't let go.
Snake Plissken
Snake Plissken
Actor: Kurt Russell (age 30 in this movie)
Snake Plissken's Memorable Quotes:
Hauk
Snake Plissken
I'm not a fool, Plissken!Call me "Snake."
Hauk
Snake Plissken
You going to kill me, Snake?Not now, I'm too tired.

[pause]

Maybe later.
Brain
Snake Plissken
Swear to God Snake, I thought you were dead...Yeah, you and everybody else!
Hauk
Snake Plissken
Plissken? Plissken, what are you doing?Playing with myself! I'm going in.
Hauk
Snake Plissken
There was an accident. About an hour ago, a small jet went down inside New York City. The President was on board.The president of what?
Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Snake Plissken
You're a cop!I'm an asshole...
Hauk
Snake Plissken
We'd make one hell of a team, Snake!The name's Plissken!
Hauk
Snake Plissken
You go in, find the President, bring him out in 24 hours, and you're a free man.24 hours, huh?I'm making you an offer.Bullshit!Straight just like I said.I'll think about it.No time. Give me an answer.Get a new president!We're still at war, Plissken. We need him alive.I don't give a fuck about your war... or your president.Is that your answer?I'm thinking about it.Think hard.[pause] Why me?You flew the Gullfire over Leningrad. You know how to get in quiet. You're all I got.[pause] I guess I go in one way or the other... doesn't mean shit to me. All right... I'll do it. Give me the pardon paper.When you come out.Before.I told you I wasn't a fool, Plissken.Call me Snake.
Hauk
Snake Plissken
Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.Oh, you mean I can't count on you?No.Good!
Hauk
Snake Plissken

[reading Plissken's file]

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 penitentary. I'm about to kick your ass out of *the world*, war hero...

[calmly strikes a match against Hauk's desk to light his cigarette and in a bored tone of voice]

Who're you?Hauk, Police Commissioner.Bob Hauk...Special Forces Unit "Texas Thunder"... we heard of you too, Plissken.
Snake Plissken
Hauk

[radioing a pullout request]

All right, get your machine ready, I'm coming out.18 hours left, Plissken!Listen to me, Hauk. The President is dead, you got that? Somebody's had him for dinner!Plissken, if you get back in that glider and fly back here without the tape or the President, I'll shoot you down myself! You try to climb out, I'll burn you off the wall! Do you understand that, Plissken?[beat] No human compassion.
Snake Plissken
Cabbie
Where's the President?The Duke got him. Everybody knows the Duke's got him. You don't have to put a gun to my head. I'll tell you.Who's the Duke?The Duke? The Duke of New York, A-Number-1, the Big Man, that's who!I wanna meet this Duke.You can't meet the Duke! Are you crazy? Nobody gets to meet the Duke. You meet him once and then you're dead!
Cabbie
Snake Plissken
Brain
Maggie
Brain? Brain, I brought somebody to see you.[recognizes Brain] Harold Helman...Snake?[curious] Harold?How you been, Harold? It's been a long time.You never told me you knew Snake Plissken, Brain.Isn't that great? Hey, Brain, I could use some gas if you could spare some.I'm glad you remember me. Yeah, a man should remember his past. Kansas City, four years ago, you ran out on me... You left me sittin' there.You were late.[bitterly] We were buddies, Harold. You, me, and Fresno Bob. You know what they did to Bob, huh?
Snake Plissken
[to Maggie] You wanna see him sprayed all over that map, baby? Now where's the President?
Hauk
Snake Plissken

[referring to the Gullfire]

Is the glider intact?Yeah, but takin' off is for shit... I'll work it out.
Snake Plissken
Brain

[after threatening Brain with his machine gun]

You always were smart, Harold.Just one thing, right now... don't call me Harold!
Hauk
Snake Plissken
Cronenberg
In 22 hours, the Hartford Summit Meeting will be over. China and the Soviet Union will go back home. Now, the President was on his way to the summit when his plane went down. He has a briefcase attached to his wrist. The tape recording inside has to reach Hartford in 22 hours.What's on it?You know anything about nuclear fusion?No.The survival of the human race, Plissken. Something you don't give a shit about.

[Cronenberg approaches Snake with two injection guns]

I'm going to inject you. It will sting for a second.

[Cronenberg places both guns on the side of Snake's neck and injects him, producing a loud bang]

That's it, Plissken.Tell him.Tell me what?That idea you had about turning the Gullfire around 180 degrees and flying off to Canada.What did you do to me, asshole?My idea, Plissken. Something we've been fooling around with. Two microscopic capsules lodged in your arteries. They're already starting to dissolve. In 22 hours, the cores will completely dissolve. Inside the cores are a heat-sensing charge. Not a large explosion, about the size of a pinhead, just big enough to open up both of your arteries. I'd say you'd be dead in 10-15 seconds...[chokes Hauk] Take them out, now!They're protected by the cores. Fifteen minutes before the last hour is up, we can neutralize the charge with X-rays.

[Pushes Snake away from Hauk]

We'll burn out the charges IF you have the President.What if I'm a little late?No more Hartford Summit. And no more Snake Plissken.When I get back, I'm going to kill you.The Gullfire's waiting.
The President
Snake Plissken
Oh... listen, I want to thank you back there for saving my life. If there's anything you want... anything at all...Just a moment of your time.Of course... Yes?We did get you out. But a lot of people died in the process. I just wondered how you felt about it.[cocky, distant tone] Well, I... I wanna thank them. This nation appreciates their sacrifice.

[pause]

Look, I'm on in... two minutes?

[shaking his head with disgust, Snake walks away]

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