Turns out the guy had just left a showing of “The French Connection”...ironic, huh?
I was sad when he announced his retirement a few years back.
True to his word, he has not appeared in a film since.
Hope he is not seriously hurt.
File under “Things that make ya go ‘hmmmmm’...”
A Tundra in Florida? Now that would be funny, if this weren't a sadly common situation.
Because seriously, folks, people driving
tanks SUVs have a harder time seeing objects to the side and below of their tanks SUVs. They are therefore much more likely to strike bicyclists, pedestrians, pets ... and children.
No need for a Tundra in Florida. Not if you're just toolin' around town.
dang capitalist got a hospital named after him.
Hope he’s going to be okay.
Riding a bike in the Florida Keys is hazardous to your health,
Hope the old Marine is okay.
At least he didn't get run over by one of those tourists.
Little Bill Daggett: It's been a long time, Bob. You run out of Chinamen?
English Bob: Little Bill, well I thought you was, well I thought that you were dead. I see you've shaved your chin whiskers off.
Little Bill Daggett: I was tasting the soup two hours after I ate it.
English Bob: Well, actually, what I heard was that you got knocked off your bicycle, drunk... of course, and that you broke your bloody neck.
Little Bill Daggett: I heard that one myself, Bob. Hell, I even thought I was dead... 'til I found out it was just that I was in Islamorada.
My first thought after reading these comments is, how sad. A great actor has been hurt and all I see are idiotic put downs on SUVs, the elderly, gas usage, and bicycle on roads.
Good show there!
I think that if 90% of Hollywood actors got struck by cars and didn’t survive it would be a good thing for America.
Actor Gene Hackman was hit by a car while riding his bike in Islamorada on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 81-year-old actor was biking at mile marker 88.7, along the Old Road when he was injured.
Because of the remote location of the incident, Hackman was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, said publicist Susan Madore. Hackman was released after a few hours with very minor bumps and bruises, Madore said.
The Oscar-winning Hackman, who appeared in Hoosiers, The French Connection and Poseidon Adventure, regularly goes fishing with former UM and Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson in Islamorada, where both men own homes
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/13/2588467/actor-gene-hackman-hit-by-car.html#storylink=cpy
Islam-orada???? Hey, get well Gene. Loved your movies esp. Moosport and Hoosiers.
Mr Hackman was injured by the hardware of a Toyota Tundra platform, regardless if it was cutely decorated as a pickup truck or an SUV.
First movie I remember him in was “Bonnie and Clyde”. Loved “Hoosiers” but my favorite was “Bite the Bullet”.
Gene Hackman is a wonderful, often overlooked actor.
It’s going to take a much larger vehicle than a truck running over him to kill Mr. Hackman. It may take a tank.
Can’t Hackman afford a Mercedes?