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Dan: On this episode we discuss: Hudson Hawk!
Elliott: The story of Sully Sullenberger and the miracle on the Hudson! The miracle, of course, being the creation of the movie Hudson Hawk, directed by Sully Sullenberger. [Multiple people laugh.]

Official Show NotesEdit

Did you think we wouldn’t pull out all the stops for Max Fun Drive 2020? More fool you! Because in this episode, we discuss legendary Hollywood flop and Bruce Willis passion project, Hudson Hawk! And to discuss this momentous film, we’re joined by Roman Mars, of the blockbuster design podcast 99% Invisible, the man many have called “The Hudson Hawk of Podcasting.”* (The character Hudson Hawk. Not the movie Hudson Hawk. Because the character is so good at his job. Like Roman. Who is good at podcasting. Like Hudson Hawk is with stealing stuff.)

*No one calls him this.

Movie SummaryEdit


A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.


Thief extraordinaire Hudson Hawk has just been released from prison and all he wants is a nice cappuccino. However, before he can savor his favorite beverage, the highly eccentric and wealthy Darwin Mayflower and his equally odd wife, Minerva, rope Hawk into an ambitious series of heists. Soon Hawk is stealing no less than major works by Leonardo Da Vinci, priceless pieces that the Mayflowers plan to use in an exceedingly nefarious way.

Final JudgmentsEdit

  • Movie he kinda likes (Elliott) @1:39:16
  • Movie he kinda likes (Dan) @1:40:20
  • Solid good-bad movie (Stuart) @1:40:34
  • Good-bad movie (Roman) @1:41:16

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Recommendations Edit

  • Relic (2020) by Natalie Erika James (Dan) @2:09:29
  • Buck and the Preacher (1972) by Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent (Elliott) @2:11:29
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) by Céline Sciamma (Stuart) @2:14:05
  • Quick Change (1990) by Howard Franklin, Bill Murray (Roman) @2:16:11


Dan: Uh…Roman, your job is just to say “four” when the time arrives.
Roman: Okay
Dan: One–
Elliott: Two–
Stuart: Three–
Roman: Four–
Dan: Five.
Elliott: Six!
Roman: Four. [All laugh. Someone claps slowly. Roman continues laughing through remainder of dialogue.]
Dan: Let’s—why are you—
Elliott: I got distracted by something [inaudible].
Dan: You’re the one who wants me to do two goddamn rounds and then you immediately­–
Elliott: We never do them!
Dan: –derail it!
Elliott: We never do them so I got lost!
Dan: I said I would do it–I said I would do it long style this time!
Elliott: I didn’t believe you!–I didn’t believe you.

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