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Hudson Hawk (1991)

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

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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 <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Shy. Sensitive. Law-abiding. Polite. Repsectful. - I don't think so. See more »


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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,218,080 (USA)
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Producer Joel Silver and star Bruce Willis chose director Michael Lehmann to helm the picture to blend all the elements of the film. Although Lehmann had previously directed only two feature films, his directorial debut with a dark comedy that attained cult status entitled Heathers (1988) had caught the attention of both star and producer. Lehmann was enthusiastic about tackling the project: "I was a Bruce Willis fan and it was easy to envision Bruce in the role. I also felt that there was something I could contribute to the film. Although the material was very accessible, there was room for some funny little twists and turns that would lift it above the standard action-adventure comedy. Most of all, it was very clear from the script that if it was done right, the movie would be a lot of fun to watch. What more can you ask from a movie?". See more »

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When Tommy and Eddie jump from the museum/auction house, the cables attached to their stuntmen were visible for a second. See more »

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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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Campy Humor at its best!!
26 August 2003 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

This movie was supposed to be a big blockbuster hit. but it ended up as almost the end to Bruce Willis's career. Fortunately, that wasn't the case. The whole world likes Willis's acting, action and the characters he portrays.

Although this movie was recently rated among the 10 worst movies of all time at MSN, I found it quite refreshing, interestingly funny and downright campy. I laugh every time I see the movie. how many movies can you say that about?

"Bunny! Ball Ball!" Just precious.

The storyline is as follows. A Dominatrix (Sandra Bernhard) and her megalomaniac husband (Richard E Grant) are setting in motion a plot to take over the world. Willis's character, Eddie Hawkins, is the only person who can stop them.

The plot is a classic and the laughs just keep coming. Complete with Andie McDowell as Hawkins's love interest, this movie is very entertaining.

What other movie has "the guy on the donkey" listed in its credits?

This movie rates a 7.9/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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