Hudson Hawk

October 22, 2014 update: I recently caught it by accident whilst channel-hopping (the only way I intend to see it from now on) and it’s still awful. But Bruce does have plenty of clunkers to choose from…. This attempt to be Barry Norman is from the pre-Russian invasion version of LiveJournal again.

I remember seeing this film on video when it originally came out in the early ’90s, and thinking it was awful then. I saw Channel 5 (sorry, five) were showing it so I thought I’d watch for old times’ sake and see if the intervening years had somehow managed to improve it. And you know what? It’s still rubbish. Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello singing “How’d You Like To Swing On A Star?” while they pull off some heist, Andie MacDowell as a nun who shares a kiss with Brucie and – oh hang on, just in case you haven’t seen it…..

* MAJOR SPOILER ALERT *

Danny Aiello disappears off a cliff trapped in a car that bursts into flames and explodes before slamming into the ground. So he must be dead, right? That’s right – dead. How could he escape that?  But he does. And how does he do it? Airbags. That’s right – airbags. So next time you’re in a car that’s plunging off a cliff, bursting into flames and exploding, just pray it has airbags, because they’ll save you from anything. Honest.

* MAJOR SPOILER ALERT OVER * so come out from behind the sofa or wherever you are.

Other participants in this unholy mess are James Coburn, Richard E. Grant, Sandra Bernhard and David Caruso, who plays a character called Kit-Kat. Nestle should sue.

Amazingly, some people actually like it. Amazingly (again), it’s got 5.7/10 on IMDb. Amazingly (yet again) it’s not in their Bottom 100 Movies, but at least it’s not this….

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