What is Your Nom de Plume?

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.

SNAKE
Harold Helman.

Brain puts down his book and stands up.

BRAIN
Snake?

MAGGIE
“Harold”?

SNAKE
Where you been, Harold? It’s been a long time.

MAGGIE
You never told me you knew Snake Plissken, Brain.

CABBIE
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.

SNAKE
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
there.

BRAIN
You were late.

SNAKE
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.


Great article and images from the site linked below:

The Weary World of Escape From New York


ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Credit: [ AVCO EMBASSY / THE KOBAL COLLECTION ]

About thomasfarley01

Freelance writer specializing in outdoor subjects, particularly rocks, gems and minerals.
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