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Hudson Hawk (1991)

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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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Michael Lehmann

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Bruce Willis (story), Robert Kraft (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Hudson Hawk
Danny Aiello ... Tommy Five-Tone
Andie MacDowell ... Anna Baragli
James Coburn ... George Kaplan
Richard E. Grant ... Darwin Mayflower
Sandra Bernhard ... Minerva Mayflower
Donald Burton ... Alfred
Don Harvey ... Snickers
David Caruso ... Kit Kat
Andrew Bryniarski ... Butterfinger
Lorraine Toussaint ... Almond Joy
Burtt Harris Burtt Harris ... Gates
Frank Stallone ... Cesar Mario
Carmine Zozzora Carmine Zozzora ... Antony Mario (as Carmine Zozorra)
Stefano Molinari Stefano Molinari ... Leonardo da Vinci (as Stephano Molinari)
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Storyline

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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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Hudson Hawk See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,218,080
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

CDS (digital 35 mm prints)| Dolby SR (analog 35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Kraft, the co-screenwriter of the film was a singer/songwriter and a personal friend of Bruce Willis. He co-produced and wrote a few tracks featured on the soundtrack album including "Hawk Swing". Kraft would eventually become the head of music department at Twentieth Century-Fox soon after in the mid to late 1990's holding that position for a good ten years or more. See more »

Goofs

Any 500-year-old book would fall apart when treated as cavalierly as Hawk treats Da Vinci's notebook. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Mouse and His Child (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

HAIL TO THE CHIEF
From the motion picture soundtrack of In Like Flint (1967)
Music by James Sanderson
Arranged by Jerry Goldsmith
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Campy Humor at its best!!
26 August 2003 | by ElswetSee 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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