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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Catch the Excitement. Catch the Adventure. Catch the Hawk. See more »

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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?


Richard E. Grant devoted a chapter of his book "With Nails" to covering the film's chaotic production. See more »


Hudson Hawk is pulled along the Brooklyn Bridge by an ambulance. When he breaks free, he exits the bridge in the left lane. He ends up at the toll plaza for the Brooklyn Battery tunnel, which is about three miles away. 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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References The Pink Panther (1963) See more »


Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
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This movie is a blast!
28 October 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Hudson Hawk has cult movie written all over it. Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello have a blast making robberies while singing show tunes. It put me in the spirit of the movie and I enjoyed myself. Everybody in the cast overacts but that didn't bother me at all. This is the kind of movie that after years pass will be considered a cult classic. Check out Hudson Hawk if you want to have a good time. Because like all the best films, you have to suspend your belief in reality to make it work and this movie is fantasy on a whole new level.

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