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Hackman Enemy Lines

“Zero-six, you are a combat naval aviator, start acting like one! You’ve been shot down, life is tough. I am very sorry, but you pull yourself together. You do whatever it takes, create some angles between you and your pursuers. Use your training, use your head. Evade and survive, and we will bring you home. Do you understand? We will bring you home!”

-Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman), Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

friday movie quote

Poughkeepsie

“All right, you put a shiv in my partner. You know what that means? Goddammit, all winter long I got to listen to him gripe about his bowling scores. Now I’m gonna bust your ass for those three bags, and I’m gonna nail you for picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.”

-Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman), The French Connection (1971)

Happy 85th Birthday to Gene Hackman, one of my favorite actors.