Background[edit | edit source]
Despite being short and stout, Morgan Hawkins is fully devoted to stopping the spread of communism and the influence of the Soviet Union. He has a habit of smoking and drinking. He accompanies Isaac Barnes on a visit to the headquarters of UNITY to convince them to look into a secret Soviet weapons program called Project: Omega.
Hawkins holds the rank of five-star general in the U.S. Army. He prefers military solutions over diplomatic ones. While he was with Barnes at UNITY Headquarters, he drew up plans to invade the Soviet Union and was hoping to get President Lyndon B Johnson to sign off on the idea.
One day, while drinking whiskey at a bar, Hawkins was approached by The Director who encouraged him to pursue a military solution to the invasion of Khios. This was part of The Director's plan to push the United States and the Soviet Union into war. As soon as Hawkins was sent near the island, he was eager to see an act of war carried out, and pushed the launch button. He was confident that he was going to get his war until Joseph Anders destroyed his missile, later bursting into tears.
Memorable quotes[edit | edit source]
"We shoulda force fed them Commies a nuke-u-ler sandwich back in '62."
Hawkins "As you can see from this diagram, I've got it all figured out. You give me twelve hours, I'll give you Mother Russia."
Barnes' "Not a very detailed plan of attack."
Hawkins "We can work out the details later. The first thing is to get El Presidente to sign off on the idea."
Barnes' "Let me know what he says."
"I say once we take care of the Commies, we march into France and round up the rest of these clowns. We'd be doing the world a favor."
Hawkins "You think the President would let me push the button?"
Lawrie "I'm surprised he lets you use a telephone."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The five-star general rank is usually reserved for the General of the Army. The last person to hold that rank was Omar Bradly when he was promoted in 1950. Considering Hawkins incompetence, it's amazing he was able to achieve this rank.
- Ken Boynton also voiced Santa in The Operative: No One Lives Forever and No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way.
- In the production drawings (seen in the final credits), General Hawkins is seen smoking a pipe instead of a cigar.