Hudson Hawk (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  24 May 1991 (USA)
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A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Burton ...
Kit Kat
Almond Joy
Burtt Harris ...
Carmine Zozzora ...
Antony Mario (as Carmine Zozorra)
Stefano Molinari ...
Leonardo da Vinci (as Stephano Molinari)


Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten to kill his friend Tommy. Written by Harald Mayr <>

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For this cat burglar, nine lives may just not be enough. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Hudson Hawk  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)


$17,218,080 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bruce Willis often clashed with Michael Lehmann. See more »


When Hudson Hawk gets out of the crate, the packing peanuts stuck to his face move around and change shape. One of them is behind his ear when he looks out the window at the Coliseum. In the adjoining scene when the Butler says, "Welcome to Rome," Hawk turns around and the Styrofoam piece behind his ear isn't there. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Long ago, the Duke of Milan commissioned a little known artist to erect a Mammoth statue of a horse. The time was 1481... The artist was Leonardo da Vinci... The guy on the donkey's just a guy on a donkey.
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Written by Taft Baker ( as T. Baker), Larry Laprise (as L. Laprise) and Charles Macak (as C. Macak)
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Much Better than Rumored...
1 October 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

A movie that I've never understood the critics' response against. Yes, it's primarily a Bruce Willis ego-trip. Who cares? It's a _fun_ Bruce Willis ego-trip. He smirks, smartmouths, struts, sings, and strides through every scene. But he still doesn't manage to steal the thunder of Danny Aiello, James Coburn and his band of covert agents, and Sandra Bernhard and Richard Grant in a truly bizarre series of sequences as eccentric (to put it mildly) billionaires. Andie MacDowell doesn't make much of a romantic lead, but even she gets a goofball sequence when she starts speaking in Dolphin-ish.

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