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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.

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writers:

Bruce Willis (story), Robert Kraft (story) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Catch the excitement. Catch the laughter. Catch the Hawk. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,082,820, 27 May 1991

Gross USA:

$17,218,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,218,080
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Company Credits

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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

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 »

Goofs

When the Mario Brothers are chasing Hudson Hawk in the ambulance on the Brooklyn Bridge, the air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror and the needles hanging from Antony Mario's face change. 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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Alternate Versions

Entire subplot of Eddie's dead pet monkey Little Eddie. Eddie puts a photo of the monkey on Kaplan's head and throws him off the castle; the photo is still visible in the final cut just as he goes over the cliff on the limo. See more »

Connections

References What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966) See more »

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Mona Lisa
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
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Much Better than Rumored...
1 October 1998 | by GislefSee all my reviews

A movie that I've never understood the critics' response against. Yes, it's primarily a Bruce Willis ego-trip. Who cares? It's a _fun_ Bruce Willis ego-trip. He smirks, smartmouths, struts, sings, and strides through every scene. But he still doesn't manage to steal the thunder of Danny Aiello, James Coburn and his band of covert agents, and Sandra Bernhard and Richard Grant in a truly bizarre series of sequences as eccentric (to put it mildly) billionaires. Andie MacDowell doesn't make much of a romantic lead, but even she gets a goofball sequence when she starts speaking in Dolphin-ish.


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