Bruce Willis (Eddie Hawkins), Danny Aiello (Tommy 'Five
Tone' Messina), Andie MacDowell (Anna Baragli), James Coburn (George Kaplan), Richard E. Grant (Darwin Mayflower), Sandra Bernhard (Minerva Mayflower)
One of the biggest cinematic turkeys isn't quite as bad as
its reputation makes it out to be, but it is by all rights a complete and utter mess.
Bruce Willis stars as the title character, a cat burglar
who is blackmailed into stealing works of art by Leonardo DaVinci by demented villains intent on building an alchemy machine from the artist/inventor's pieces.
There's plenty of reasons the film got universally panned
by critics. Mainly, the story is absolutely ridiculous, which isn't helped by the fact that every single character is portrayed with insanely over the top performances, literally not a single
actor plays it straight, and some of the performances are simply embarrassing.
Possibly worth watching for the heist scene in which Bruce
Willis & Danny Aiello burst into a rendition of "Swinging On A Star" for no apparent reason... It's about as lowbrow as you can possibly get without resorting to puerile