Learning from Movies: Hudson Hawk

Posted on January 24, 2011

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You either love Hudson Hawk, or you hate it. There’s no middle ground, and I fall squarely in the first camp.

  • The guy on the donkey is just a guy on a donkey.
  • The answer is “no,” even if the other person bathes.
  • It’s important to understand the fine line between “horseplay” and “major felony.”
  • Learn the difference between covering your tracks and cutting off your escape.
  • Happiness comes from the achievement of goals.
    • Corollary: If you don’t set goals, you can’t be happy.
  • The Vatican does not lie down for schmucks from New Jersey.
  • Catholic girls are scary.
  • When you’re the best, jobs come looking for you – but when you accept them without question, you face betrayal.
  • Alchemy was the business term of the ’90s.
  • Money will always be paper, but gold will always be gold.
  • “Ruins” is a good word for them.
  • It’s supposed to be torture, not therapy.
  • Real women save themselves.
  • Some people think history, tradition, and culture are trophies to keep in their dens like paperweights.
  • Whether you’re the hero or the villain, relish every minute of it. Get out there and chew the scenery!
  • You could be better than you are. You could be swingin’ on a star!

Yeah, that’s probably what happened.

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