A nom de plume is a pen name or alias. Mine is Fresno Bob. I rarely use it but I like its obscurity factor.
Fresno Bob is a character we never see in John Carpenter’s movie Escape From New York. Good, mindless fun.
Kurt Russel plays Snake Pliscan and Harry Dean Stanton plays Brain. Adrienne Barbeau plays Maggie. Ernest Borgnine plays Cabbie. Very 80’s.
Here’s the only mention of Fresno Bob:
Snake looks at Brain. He knows this guy.
Brain puts down his book and stands up.
Where 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 can spare
some . . .
No one pays attention. Snake advances on Brain. Brain sits down.
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 sitting
You were late.
We were buddies, Harold. You, me, and Fresno Bob. You know what they
did to Bob?
His face changes. He suddenly kicks Brain’s chair into the wall and
points his gun.
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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Credit: [ AVCO EMBASSY / THE KOBAL COLLECTION ]
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