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Michael Lehmann directed this post-modernist hash of Michael Lehmann and Michael Lehmann starring Bruce Willis as Hudson Hawk, a cat burglar who wants to go straight, but the circumstances won't allow it. The story begins in a pre-credit sequence that takes place in the renaissance. Leonardo Da Vinci (Stefano Molinari) is rushing through his Mona Lisa painting to work on his latest invention -- a machine to turn lead into bronze. But Da Vinci makes a mistake and, instead of bronze, the machine turns the lead into gold. Realizing the danger of his invention if the contraption gets into the wrong hands, he hides three parts of the apparatus inside three of his other works. Four hundred years later, Hudson Hawk, the world's greatest cat burglar, is being released from jail after pulling a ten-year sDa Vintretch. He wants to retire from the profession of cat burglary and drink some cappuccino, but two screwball billionaires -- Darwin and Minerva Mayflower (Richard E. Grant and Sandra Bernhard) -- won't let him. Their nefarious plot is to steal the three Da Vinci works, restore Da Vinci's gold-making machine, and destroy the world's monetary system. They blackmail Hawks into working with them to steal the Da Vincis by threatening the life of Hawks's pal Tommy Five-Tone (Danny Aiello). Along with the power-mad billionaires, Hawks has to deal with the CIA, in the person of George Kaplan (James Coburn), breathing down his neck. He also has Vatican art restorer Anna Baragli (Andie MacDowell) falling for his smirk. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:May 24, 1991


Bruce Willis
as Hudson Hawk
Danny Aiello
as Tommy Five-Tone
Andie MacDowell
as Anna Baragli
Sandra Bernhard
as Minerva Mayflower
Richard E. Grant
as Darwin Mayflower
James Coburn
as George Kaplan
Don Harvey
as Snickers
David Caruso
as Kit Kat
Andrew Bryniarski
as Butterfinger
Lorraine Toussaint
as Almond Joy
Frank Stallone
as Cesar Mario
Courtenay Semel
as Bratty Kid
Frank Welker
as Bunny the Dog
Steven M. Martin
as Ook
Giangiacomo Colli
as Waiter
Bob Vazquez
as Big Stan
Burtt Harris
as Gates
John Savident
as Auctioneer
P. Randall Bowers
as Prison Clerk
Douglas Brian Martin
as Flunkie
Enrico Lo Verso
as Apprentice
Michael Klastorin
as Dean
Giselda Volodi
as Mona Lisa
Remo Remotti
as Guy on Donkey
John Lucantonio
as Vatican Guard
Carmine Zozzora
as Anthony Mario
Stefano Molinari
as Leonardo da Vinci
Scott Eddo
as Jerry
Massimo Ciprari
as Pope
William Conrad
as Narrator
Leo Cimino
as Cardinal


Michael Lehmann
Joel Silver
Jeff Reno
Steven E. de Souza
Bruce Willis
Robert Kraft
Daniel Waters
Ron Osborn
Dante Spinotti
Robert Kraft
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Bruce Willis
Chris Lebenzon
Michael Tronick
Jackson de Govia
Production Designer
John R. Jensen
Art Director
Michael Dryhurst
Suzanne Todd
Associate Producer
David Willis
Associate Producer
Robert Kraft
Executive Producer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
Peter Antico
Jackie Burch
Charlie Picerni
Stunts Coordinator