Nighthawks

  • 18
  • Bruce Malmuth (1981)
  • US
  • 95 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

At this stage in his career, Sylvester Stallone was not known as an action star, and in some ways this was his first real stab at the genre with which he is now most closely associated. And it certainly is a belter. Stallone and Billy Dee Williams play two New York cops who are sent scampering all over the Big Apple on the trail of a vicious international terrorist (Rutger Hauer, making an electrifying Hollywood debut). The able supporting cast includes Lindsay Wagner and British actor Nigel Davenport, and director Bruce Malmuth keeps the action zipping along at a pleasing pace.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams. When an evil international terrorist arrives in New York, Deke DaSilva and Matthew Fox - tough city cops newly assigned to the Anti Terrorist Action Command - are put on the case. With the body count rising and a threat made to the United Nations, time is fast running out for DaSilva and Fox to catch the ruthless killer before he strikes again.

Cast and crew

Cast

Deke DaSilva
Sylvester Stallone
Matthew Fox
Billy Dee Williams
Irene
Lindsay Wagner
Shakka
Persis Khambatta
Peter Hartman
Nigel Davenport
Wulfgar
Rutger Hauer
Pam
Hilarie Thompson
Lieutenant Munafo
Joe Spinell
Commissioner
Walter Mathews
Sergeant
E Brian Dean
Puerto Rican proprietor
Caesar Cordova
Dr Ghiselin
Charles Duval
Mrs Ntembwe
Yvette Hawkins
Sostrom
Einar Perry Scott
Mrs Sostrom
Erle Bjornstad
French Ambassador
Jacques Roux
Nigerian Ambassador
Clebert Ford
Swedish Ambassador
Eivind Harum
Mr Ntembwe
Obaka Adedunyo
Suzanne Marigny
Corine Lorain
Rene Marigny
Jean-Pierre Stewart
Ripper
Thomas Rosales
Ripper
John Shamsul Alam
Ripper
Jose Santana
Reporter
Patrick Fox
Mugger
John Cianfrone
Mugger
Tim Marquart
Mugger
Tony Maffatone
Immigration officer
Tom Degidon
Brunette
Rita Tellone

Crew

Director
Bruce Malmuth

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for content, contains violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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