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[mov] Hudson Hawk (1991)

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Genre : Crime, Con, Comedy
Rating : 4/5
Verdict : Where else can you have Bruce Willis and Dany Aiello sing together?
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This movie won Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Picture. But still, I enjoy it.

It is about a burglar (Bruce Willis) who’s forced to steal things and involved in a plot involving Vatican, mob, CIA, and world-dominator-wannabe villain.

Well, the film is quite silly and a little bit slapstick, but, this is one of the movies make me becoming fan of Bruce Willis.

Quite ironic, since actually this movie makes Bruce’s career go down before Pulp Fiction saved him.

For me this is a very funny movie. I watched this when I was in high School and still make me want to buy the DVD, and at last I found it in HMV Singapore.

The most memorable thing is how he times his action by singing jazz songs. Two songs in this movie : “Swinging on A Star” and “Side by Side”.

So again, set your expectation. Let your movie-critic-brain switched off, just enjoy the show.

Quoting one comment from IMDB : “Yes this film wont cure cancer or anything like that, but its still a lot of fun if you just give it a chance.”

Memorable scene is when Willis and Aiello singing this song :

SWINGING on A STAR

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He’s just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He’s fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don’t care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish

A fish won’t do anything, but swim in a brook
He can’t write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he’s slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish
A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish

And all the monkeys aren’t in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see it’s all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin’ on a star

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