Blow

Here’s the lesson learned from watching Blow (2001, Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz):

If you make tens of millions of dollars as a drug dealer…

DO NOT STORE ALL YOUR MONEY IN A SINGLE ACCOUNT.

Especially when that single account is in a country whose culture and political climate you do not understand very well. Leave that much money sitting around in one place, and you never know what might happen to it.

When you’re sitting on $60 million from selling Colombian cocaine, spread it over several bank accounts, preferably in several countries. Eggs, baskets and all that.

(I’m sure that’s not really the lesson I was supposed to draw from the movie. It’s more about the dangers of working with criminals, and the ephemeral nature of wealth. For practical purposes, however? Get more than one bank account, or your ass belongs to Panama.)