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Hudson Hawk 1991 R CC

(267) IMDb 5.7/10
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An ex-cat burglar (Bruce Willis) sets out to steal a series of priceless artifacts in this globe-spanning caper.

Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello
1 hour, 40 minutes

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Genres Adventure, Action, Comedy
Director Michael Lehmann
Starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello
Supporting actors Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Richard E. Grant, Sandra Bernhard, Donald Burton, Don Harvey, David Caruso, Andrew Bryniarski, Lorraine Toussaint, Burtt Harris, Frank Stallone, Carmine Zozzora, Stefano Molinari, Enrico Lo Verso, Remo Remotti, Giselda Volodi, P. Randall Bowers, Arthur M. Wolpinsky
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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84 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Campbell Roark on June 15, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I remember really diggin the hell out of this at the theatre, despite the fact that it tanked and I was all of 12. What gets me is that- I understand why your average brainwashed zombified office drone wouldn't like this but the critics panned it too. Actually, that doesn't surprise me, given the heidi fleiss treatment they've lavished on the wretched 'Troy.' Anyway, Glad to see there's a little amazon cult of like-minded souls who appreciate the hilarious absurdity, one-off jokes, great performances, neat ideas and all around craziness this movie delivers.
Yeah, there are some plot problems and pacing is off-kilter, but heck, this film is so much fun from the first second til the end when Eddie finally gets his- no I won't ruin it... Give it a chance. I haven't perused the DVD but doubt it has much extra stuff. This isn't the kind of film the gets the redux.
If the thought of Danny Aiello, Bruce Willis, James Coburn, Sandra Bernhardt, Andie McDowell (no relation to Malcolm), a young David Caruso, and a handful of other dynamic character actors doesn't appeal to you then stop reading now. Moreover, if the thought of the world's greatest jewel thief stealing Da Vinci treasures, a Vatican spy agency, an over-the-top madman entrepreneur and his depraved wife aimed at destroying the world's economy, a corrupt CIA covert ops team called "The Candybars," doesn't pique your interest then go back to bed.
Some of the best one liners I've ever heard. They never get old. "I must speak with the dolphins now." "Just kill her- Darwin! This is supposed to be torture, not therapy." "Bettie Jo Baijarsky? I can get you an address on that." "Bunny?!? Ball Ball!!!"
If you like Bill Murray's everyman attitude in ghostbusters then this film's humor will appeal.
In summation- If you dug 'Ice Pirates,' "The Princess Bride," or any Terry Gilliam film you will probably dig this one.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget on May 11, 2002
Format: DVD
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 catburglar who ever lived and he has been blackmailed by the CIA and an OTT camp villian 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 bizzare 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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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful By S. Michael on July 28, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I don't understand...and I don't really care about the other reviews. This is a very funny movie. A young Bruce Willis and an all-star cast. Hidden humor abounds in the tounge-in-cheek action comedy. The presidential phone ring from James Coburn's Flint movies is just one example. I rented it and now I plan to buy it.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Genevieve Hayes on April 23, 2008
Format: DVD
"Hudson Hawk" is the story of a cat burglar, the Hudson Hawk (Bruce Willis), who has just been released from prison and is called on by just about everyone (his parole officer, the CIA, his best friend, and an eccentric pair of billionaires) to do one last job. The job involves stealing a horse sculpture made by Leonardo Da Vinci and this gets the Hawk involved in a conspiracy to destroy the world's economies by using a machine created by Da Vinci to turn lead into gold. At the time of its release, "Hudson Hawk" flopped severely, and even now, it still has a reputation for being one of the biggest turkeys of all time. However, at the risk of losing any credibility I might have as a reviewer, I actually like the film and when I saw this film for the first time at age 14, as far as I was concerned, this film was a classic.

I admit that "Hudson Hawk" is completely far-fetched and as an adult, I can now see the gaping plot holes. Among other things, this film features: a group of CIA agents who are all named after candy bars; a cat-burglar who sings old songs while pulling jobs; and Richard E. Grant and Sandra Bernhardt hamming it up as the villains. Yet, there are also a lot of things going in its favour. It is directed by Michael Lehmann and co-written by Daniel Waters, the team who gave the world "Heathers"; it features Bruce Willis before he started to lose his hair, when he was still young and sarcastic; and the far-fetched nature of the story does make it a lot of fun. Plus, the scene at the start of the film where Willis and Danny Aiello rob an auction house while singing "Swinging on a Star" is one of the most memorable scenes in cinema history.

To those people who still insist that "Hudson Hawk" is one of the worst films ever, I will leave you with this anecdote.
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