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Michael Lehmann directed this post-modernist hash of To Catch a Thief and The Naked Gun 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

Cast

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
Giselda Volodi
as Mona Lisa
Frank Stallone
as Cesar Mario
Frank Welker
as Bunny the Dog
Remo Remotti
as Guy on Donkey
Enrico Lo Verso
as Apprentice
Courtenay Semel
as Bratty Kid
Burtt Harris
as Gates
John Savident
as Auctioneer
P. Randall Bowers
as Prison Clerk
Massimo Ciprari
as Pope
William Conrad
as Narrator
John Lucantonio
as Vatican Guard
Douglas Brian Martin
as Flunkie
Carmine Zozzora
as Anthony Mario
Leo Cimino
as Cardinal
Michael Klastorin
as Dean
Stefano Molinari
as Leonardo da Vinci
Steven M. Martin
as Ook
Giangiacomo Colli
as Waiter
Scott Eddo
as Jerry
Bob Vazquez
as Big Stan

Crew

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