Popular broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
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
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In the earlier versions of the script most of the third act took place at the Kremlin, where a scale model of DaVinci's helicopter was being kept. See more »
As Hawk is riding the gurney behind the ambulance, the plastic IV bag on the gurney gets shot, but you hear glass shattering, as if the bag were an old-fashioned glass bottle. In a subsequent shot, the IV bag is intact again. See more »
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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Which is why many people never got it. They were probably expecting Die Hard or a hard action film but this is delightfully lighthearted and funny in a silly kind of way. No way is it meant to be taken seriously. Like a film where thieves time their robberies to songs is supposed to be real? Eddie Hawkins (Willis) is the Hudson Hawk, the greatest cat-burglar who ever lived and he has been blackmailed by the CIA and an OTT camp villain couple called The Mayflowers (Richard E. Grant and Sandra Bernhard). Against his will he is shipped off to Rome (literally) to steal some of DaVinci's greatest works. His friend Tommy (Danny Aiello) and an undercover nun (Andie MacDowell) assist him as he robs the Vatican and tries to shake off a bunch of MTV-generation CIA agents called the Candy Bars (Kit-Kat, Butterfinger, Snickers and Almond Joy). Much adventure and comedy follows.
It's got lots of silly humor and cool stunts and is richly bizarre too. Quite refreshing really. Don't watch this expecting anything else than deliberate silliness. It's a film I can watch when I'm in any mood as it is major fun.
The DVD is in pretty plain Dolby 2.0 surround and is anamorphically enhanced at 1.85:1
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