Hudson Hawk (Blu-ray)
- R 399
Cat burglar Hudson Hawk (Bruce Willis) is released from prison and immediately persuaded (by his parole officer amongst others) to steal a Leonardo da Vinci statuette from an auction house. He succeeds, but the newspapers report the theft a failure, and that the auction will go ahead as scheduled. A bizarre mixture of crime caper hi-jinx, sci-fi fantasy and song-and-dance, the film was a big-budget, box office flop.
- Movies & TV
- 5 Nov 2018
- Blu-ray + DVD
- Region B
- Signal One Entertainment
- Number of Discs
- Interactive Menus
- Bonus Footage
- Interviews: Interview with Director Michael Lehman
- Other Documentary: 'My Journey to Minerva'; 'The Story of Hudson Hawk'
- Bonus Tracks: Hudson Hawk Theme by Dr. John Music Video
- 97 min
- Age Restriction
- Supply Source
- Hudson Hawk
- Release Year
- Running Time
- 95 min
- Hudson Hawk (Bruce Willis) has done his time. The infamous cat burglar is released from prison and plans to pursue an honest life. Some of his cronies, however, feel differently and coerce him back into a life of crime. With his best friend, Tommy Five-Tune (Danny Aiello), in tow, Hawk finds himself immersed in a series of complex burglaries, culminating with the theft of a priceless Leonardo da Vinci treasure from the Vatican. Every time Hawk thinks he has the situation under control, a new villain is thrown into the mix. A plethora of quirky characters keeps Hawk hopping, including a misguided secret-agent nun (Andie MacDowell), a greedy, megatrendy couple determined to dominate the world (Sandra Bernhard and Richard E. Grant), a ruthless butler (Donald Burton), and a sinister CIA agent (James Coburn) who heads a team of agents nicknamed after candy bars. Director Michael Lehmann (HEATHERS, AIRHEADS) uses slapstick comedy, special effects, and sight gags to keep the action moving at a raucous pace.
- Theatrical release: May 24, 1991.
Filmed in Budapest, Hungary; London, England; Rome, Italy; New York, New York; and Los Angeles, California.
Bruce Willis cowrote the story of HUDSON HAWK.
- Cast & Crew
- Movie Critics
- Sight and Sound
- "...Compositions whose distant perspectives and electrified pastels have an almost giddy sense of airy freedom..."— Henry Sheehan (1 Jul 1991, p.44-5)
- Total Film
- "...HAWK is still cleverer, funnier and more inventive than many of the blockbusters that followed it..."— Cam Winstanley (1 Oct 1999, p.106)
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