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Cast

Kurt Russell... Snake Plissken
Lee Van Cleef... Hauk
Ernest Borgnine... Cabbie
Donald Pleasence... President
Isaac Hayes... The Duke
Season Hubley... Girl in Chock Full O'Nuts
Harry Dean Stanton... Brain
Adrienne Barbeau... Maggie
Tom Atkins... Rehme
Charles Cyphers... Secretary of State
Joe Unger... Taylor
Frank Doubleday... Romero
John Strobel... Cronenberg
John Cothran Jr... Gypsy #1
Garrett Bergfeld... Gypsy #2
Richard Cosentino... Gypsy Guard
Robert John Metcalf... Gypsy #3
Joel Bennett... Gypsy #4
Vic Bullock... First Indian
Clem Fox... Second Indian
Tobar Mayo... Third Indian
Nancy Stephens... Stewardess
Steven Gagon... Secret Service #1
Steven Ford... Secret Service #2
Michael Taylor... Secret Service #3
Lonnie Wun... Red Bandana Gypsy
Dale E. House... Helicopter Pilot #1
David R. Patrick... Helicopter Pilot #2
Bob Minor... Duty Sergeant
Wally Taylor... Controller
James O'Hagen... Computer Operator
James Emery... Trooper
Tom Lillard... Police Sergeant
Borah Silver... Theater Manager
Tony Papenfuss... Theater Assistant
John Diehl... Punk
Carmen Filpi... Bum
Buck Flower... Drunk
Clay Wright... Helicopter Pilot #3
Al Cerullo... Helicopter Pilot #4
Ox Baker... Slag
Lowmoan Spectacular... Dancer
Ronald E. House... Dancer
Alan Shearman... Dancer
Joseph A. Perrotti... Dancer
Rodger Bumpass... Dancer
Ron Vernan... Dancer

Rest of cast listed alphabetically

Carla Barnett... Gypsy (uncredited)
Kathleen Blanchard... Narrator - Opening scenes (uncredited)
Eric Caidin... Crazy (uncredited)

John Carpenter... Helicopter Pilot/Violin Player (uncredited)
Nick Castle... Pianist (uncredited)
John Contini... Eye-Patch Prisoner (uncredited)
Linda Daniels... Sewer Orphan (uncredited)
Mark Groseclose... Crazy (uncredited)
David E. Harshbarger... Soldier/Bum in Theater (uncredited)
Jeff Sillifant... Crazy (uncredited)
Mark Stern... Guy in Chock Full O'Nuts (uncredited)
Ken Tipton... (uncredited)
Barron Winchester... Sewer Dweller (uncredited)



Crew


Directed by
John Carpenter

Writing credits
John Carpenter
Nick Castle

Produced by
Barry Bernardi... associate producer
Larry Franco... producer
Debra Hill... producer

Music by
John Carpenter
Alan Howarth

Cinematography by
Dean Cundey

Film Editing by
Todd Ramsay

Production Design by
Joe Alves

Set Decoration by
Cloudia

Costume Design by
Steven Loomis

Makeup Department
Frankie Bergman... hair stylist
Ken Chase... makeup artist supervisor
Ben Douglas... makeup artist

Production Management
Alan Levine... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey Chernov... second assistant director
Larry Franco... first assistant director

Art Department
Gene Booth... assistant property master
Lee Drygas... swing gang
Joe Fama... propmaker foreman
Arthur Gelb... graphic designer
Serge Genitempo... stand-by painter
Chris Horner... assistant art director
Mike May... property master
Art Molen... propmaker foreman
Andrew Earl Overholtzer... propmaker foreman
Marv Salsberg... construction foreman
Wayne Smith... paint foreman
Don Sutton... leadman
Ward Welton... paint supervisor
Ed Zingel... painter
Sol Aquinto... carpenter (uncredited)

Michael W. Moore... propmaker
(uncredited)

Sound Department
Joe Brennan... boom operator
Tommy Causey... sound mixer
Carl Fischer... boom operator
Warren Hamilton... sound editor
Alan Howarth... special synthesizer sound
Gregg Landaker... re-recording mixer
Mark A. Mangini... dialogue editor 
Steve Maslow... re-recording mixer
John Mosley... stereo recordist
David Ritcher... assistant sound editor
Bill Varney... re-recording mixer
David Yewdall... sound editor
Nicholas James... foley editor (uncredited)
Steve Rice... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by
Roy Arbogast... special effects supervisor
Pat Patterson... special effects
Eddie Surkin... special effects
Gary Zink... special effects
Kevin Pike... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by
Steve Caldwell... camera assistant
Jim Cameron... director of photography/matte artwork

Tom Campbell... engineer
Brian Chin... miniature construction
George Dodge... director of photography
Steve Elliott...
rotoscope/Elicon camera operator
Mary Ann Fisher... producer/liaison
Randy Frakes... camera assistant
Julia Gibson... Elicon camera operator
Jena Holman... matte artwork
Dr. Ken Jones... Elicon camera operator
R.J. Kizer... project supervisor
Aaron Lipstadt... associate producer
Austin McKinney... director of photography
Sara Nelson... production accountant
Anthony Randel... lab liaison
Dennis Skotak... director of photography
Bob Skotak... matte artwork
Charles Skouras III... production manager
Dan Smith... rotoscope
Robin Thomas... production secretary
Gary Wagner... gaffer
John Wash... graphic displays
William L. Arance... visual effects (uncredited)
Whitney Scott Bain... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephen Barncard... motion control designer (uncredited)
Brian Bevis...
visual effects (uncredited)
Ken Hanis...
production assistant (uncredited)
Bruce MacRea... miniature construction (uncredited)
Peter Nelson...
production assistant (uncredited)
Don Opper...
production assistant (uncredited)
Abe Perlstein...
production assistant (uncredited)
Gene Rizzardi... miniature construction (uncredited)
Mark Stetson... miniature construction (uncredited)
Phil Thomas, Jr...
production assistant (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman... motion control photographer
(uncredited)

Stunts
Buff Brady... stunts
Tony Brubaker... stunts
Roydon Clark... stunts
Glory Fioramonti... stunts
Sandy Gimpel... stunts
Bill Hart... stunts
Kent Hays... stunts
Eddie Hice... stunts
Loren Janes... stunts
Mike Johnson... stunts
Mags Kavanaugh... stunts
Bill Lane... stunts
Fred Lerner... stunts
Mike McGaughy... stunts
Bob Minor... stunts
John A. Moio... stunts
Harvey Parry... stunts
George Sawaya... stunts
Jack Tyree... stunts
Jack Verbois.... stunts
Dick Warlock... stunt coordinator/stunts
Jesse Wayne... stunts
Ted White... stunts
George Wilbur... stunts
Jim Winburn... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department
Leo Behar... grip
Clyde Bryan... first assistant camera
Scott Buttfield... electrician
Jim Coe... stills
Jack Gary...
second unit assistant camera
Kim Gottlieb... stills
Doug Knapp... second unit camera operator
Jim Lucas... second unit director of photography
Drain Marshall... rigging gaffer
Terry Marshall... electrician
Tom Marshall... best boy electrician
Steve Mathis... flicker box technician
George Mooradian... second unit assistant camera
Doug Olivares... second assistant camera
Seymour Owens... second grip
Frank Palmer... key grip
Frank Ruttencutter...
second unit camera operator
Tommy Sands... dolly grip
Ray Stella... camera operator
Steve Tate... second assistant camera
Mark Walthour... gaffer
Curtis Foster... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department
Pegi Brotman... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katrina Bronson... women's costumer
Mel Sawicki... men's costumer

Editorial Department
Dean Beville... assistant to assistant film editor
Barbara Ann Gandolfo... apprentice editor
Randy D. Thornton... assistant film editor

Transportation Department
Joe Benet... driver
Bobby Benton... driver
Rod Berg... driver
Steve Boyd... driver
John Brumby... creative mobile technician
Mike Connolly... driver
Chuck Hauer... driver
Dick Lee... driver
Wayne Roberts... driver
Mario Simon... driver
Tom Thomas... transportation captain
Eddie Lee Voelker... transportation coordinator
Wayne Williams... driver
Eddie Worth... driver
Tom Briggs... set driver (uncredited)

Other crew
Barry Bernardi... location manager
Juan Betancourt... meals
Don Borchers... avco nominee
Pegi Brotman... assistant to the producers
Jack Buckley... accountant
Frank Capra III... assistant location manager
Louie Chirco... craft service
Kelli Garris... unit publicist
Maurice Costello... nurse
Chip Fowler... production office coordinator
Matt Franco... assistant to the assistants
Louise Jaffe... script supervisor
Bert Jetter... meals
David R. Lawson... medic
Ron Littrell... location contact
Terry Murphy... location contact
Sarah Preece... office production assistant
Geoff Ryan... production assistant
Syd Stembridge... weapons advisor
David DeCoteau... production assistant (uncredited)
John L. Hammontree... militia coordinator (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster... financing (uncredited)
Barron Winchester... stand-in: Donald Pleasance (uncredited)

Thanks
Walter Abell.... special thanks
Lt. Col. Dennis R. Foley... special thanks

Company Credits

Production Companies
AVCO Embassy Pictures (us)
City Film
Goldcrest Films International
International Film Investors


Distributors
Parafrance Films (1981) (France) (theatrical)
AVCO Embassy Pictures (1981) (USA) (theatrical)
DEG Sale Company B.V. (1981) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Neue Constantin Film (1981) (West Germany) (theatrical)
Hoyts Distribution (1981) (Australia) (theatrical)

New World-Mutual (198?) (Canada) (theatrical)
Svensk Filmindustri (SF) (1981) (Sweden) (theatrical)

Special Effects
New World/Venice (special visual effects)

Other Companies
Chapman/Leonard Studio
... Equipment camera cranes
City of New York
... special thanks
City of St. Louis
... special thanks
Goldwyn Sound Facility
... sound re-recording
Metrocolor
... prints
Missouri National Guard
... special thanks
Motion Graphics
... graphic displays
Orient Express, The
... special thanks
P.T.'s Centerville
... special thanks
Pacific Title
... titles and opticals
Panavision
... camera equipment
Pickwick/Maslansky/Koenigsberg Inc.
.. publicity
Susie's Casting Service
... extra casting: Los Angeles
Talent Plus
... extra casting: St. Louis
United States Army Reserve
... special thanks