Movie Wisdom – Kurt Russell Edition

24 Mar

I was just flipping through the channels and came upon Escape From New York, one of the all time great dystopian movies. New York is a maximum security prison. The president is being held hostage within it. Lee Van Cleef sends Kurt Russell in to get the president. On top of that, this dystopian world is set in 1997. By now, Snake Plissken is getting on up there.Snake

I have seen Escape From New York a ton of times, which means I am not going to watch it. Instead, I am going to explore the wisdom that can be found in the movies of Kurt Russell.

By the way, here is some kind of interesting trivia. Kurt was in a movie with Elvis Presley. Later, he portrayed Elvis in a couple of movies. He also pretended to be an Elvis impersonator in another movie.

From It Happened at the World’s Fair

Adults, they’re all nuts!

From The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Modernization isn’t everything!

Everyone’s just out for himself.

From Used Cars

Fifty bucks never killed anybody.

You know, it used to be when you bought a politician, that son of a bitch stayed bought.

From The Fox and the Hound

Forever is a long, long time, and time has a way of changing things.

From Tequila Sunrise

Friendship is the only choice in life you can make that’s yours!

Don’t get caught.

From Tango & Cash

Too much television can hurt your eyes.

From Tombstone

There’s no normal life.

Wearing that badge don’t make you right.

From Forrest Gump

Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

You’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.

You have to do the best with what God gave you.

There’s only so much fortune a man really needs and the rest is just for showing off.

From Escape from L.A.

The future is right now.

From Miracle

Great moments are born from great opportunity.


14 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Kurt Russell Edition”

  1. El Guapo March 24, 2015 at 02:15 #

    When someone wants to know where you got all those quotes, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol’ Jack Burton always says at a time like that: “Have ya paid your dues, Jack?” “Yessir, the check is in the mail.”

    • Rick March 24, 2015 at 03:06 #

      It looks like I’m going to have to watch that movie.

      • El Guapo March 24, 2015 at 04:11 #

        Big Trouble in Little China is ridiculous, but a lot fo fun.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong March 24, 2015 at 02:46 #

    What, no Tombstone?

    • Rick March 24, 2015 at 03:08 #

      I put a couple of Tombstone’s in there.

  3. Marilyn Armstrong March 24, 2015 at 02:46 #

    Tell them I’m coming … and Hell’s coming with me.

  4. frontrangescribbles March 24, 2015 at 02:54 #

    And many scenes from Escape From New York was filmed in my hometown of St. Louis, yes St. Louis filled in as New York.

    • Rick March 24, 2015 at 03:07 #

      That I did not know. It’s an awesome movie.

  5. NotAPunkRocker March 24, 2015 at 16:42 #

    Hello, Sweden!

    Or just a bunch of cursing, really.

    • Rick March 24, 2015 at 18:16 #

      Yes, really.

  6. jcalberta April 1, 2015 at 00:26 #

    Call me Snake.
    Wonder what he’s up to these days? He and Goldie?

    • Rick April 1, 2015 at 12:53 #

      He has probably gotten a new eye and removed the patch.

      • jcalberta April 1, 2015 at 17:37 #

        He’s had a heck of a career hasn’t he? He’s had a knack for finding roles that kept him in work and moving along. Helps that he’s good at either comedy or drama. Transitioning from a kid actor to adult work is not always a given either.

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