Hudson Hawk

Hudson Hawk

Michael Lehmann (1991)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Bruce Willis helped write the story and the title song of this so-called action comedy, in which he stars as a retired cat burglar who is persuaded to return to his criminal activities. There are some nifty action scenes, especially during the heist of a Leonardo da Vinci artefact, but Willis's charisma is unable to compensate for the poor material. He is good back-up, as he proved in Pulp Fiction, but that's not enough here. As villains, Richard E Grant and Sandra Bernhard are blush-makingly awful - which sadly sums up most of the movie.

Summary

A cat burglar fresh out of prison is blackmailed by a couple of crazed billionaires into stealing the hidden components of a device created by Leonardo da Vinci that will allow them to turn lead into gold. He also has to contend with the CIA following his every move. Comedy adventure, starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, Richard E Grant, Sandra Bernhard and James Coburn.

Cast & Crew

Hudson Hawk Bruce Willis
Anna Baragli Andie MacDowell
Tommy Five-Tone Danny Aiello
Darwin Mayflower Richard E Grant
George Kaplan James Coburn
Minerva Mayflower Sandra Bernhard
Alfred Donald Burton
Snickers Don Harvey
Kit Kat David Caruso
Director Michael Lehmann
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia PicturesGuidance: Edited for some of its language and violence. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama