I'll chime in that this is one of my guilty pleasure movies. I was of the generation that was in junior high when Dice was all the rage, and he had our 12 year-old hormonal-boy-brains in stitches. It helps that Ford Fairlane
has a lot of the same overproduced train wreck qualities that attracts me to Hudson Hawk
, but with better comedy sense.
I was just thinking the exact same thing! God, I love the Hawk. One of my favorite movies growing up (and probably one of my favorite movies of all time, actually - definitely in my Top 20)...
"Bunny! Ball Ball!" (thunk)
I can't help but chuckle every time I see that dog somersault out the castle window...
Hawk: [starting to cut a hole in the glass, looks at Tommy] I'd better make the hole bigger.
Tommy: Don't worry, bonehead. I'm wearing my girdle.
Tommy: We got about five minutes and change.
Hawk: 5:32. Swinging on a star.
Tommy: You know, they invented something when you were in. It's called a watch.
[Hawk is being dragged behind an ambulance]
Girl in passing car: Hey mister, are you going to die?
Hawk: The Vatican, robbing the freakin' Vatican. The nuns at St. Agnus predicted this.
George: Rome - I had my first bare-handed strangulation here. Communist politian. God, I miss Communism! The Red Threat? People were scared, the agency had respect, and I got laid every night.
Darwin: I'll torture you so slowly you'll think it's a career. I'll kill your friends, your family, and the bitch you took to the prom.
Hawk: Penny Joe Biarsky? I can get you an address on that.
It really was Bruce Willis at his prime. And that movie's more a live-action RPG campaign than nearly anything I've ever seen.