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 laughter. Catch the Hawk. 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bruce Willis often clashed with Michael Lehmann. See more »


When Tommy is quizzing Hudson Hawk on song lengths, he asks "National Anthem, Whitney Houston, Super Bowl 17?" Whitney Houston sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl 25. Leslie Easterbrook, who played Callahan in the "Police Academy" movies, sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl 17. Also the Whitney Houston version was 116 seconds not "7 minutes 17 seconds" as Hudson claims. 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 Bullwinkle Show (1961) See more »


Written by Bruce Willis and Robert Kraft
Produced by Robert Kraft and Michael Kamen
Performed by Dr. John
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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I laugh, I cry every time
16 February 2005 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

I have watched this flick at least 30 times. I can recite it almost verbatim.

I also realize that I am relatively alone in my feelings for this movie. My wife reminds me of that all the time.

The humor in this flick probably doesn't appeal to most people, because they like to be spoon-fed humor. Slapstick and punny humor is far too refined for most.

I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for (this movie).

P.S. The director's commentary on the DVD is great if you're a fan of the film.

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