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Nighthawks

  • Action
  • Crime/detective
  • 1981
  • Bruce Malmuth
  • 95 mins
  • X

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Deke DaSilvaSylvester Stallone
Matthew FoxBilly Dee Williams
IreneLindsay Wagner
ShakkaPersis Khambatta
Peter HartmanNigel Davenport
WulfgarRutger Hauer
PamHilarie Thompson
Lieutenant MunafoJoe Spinell
CommissionerWalter Mathews
SergeantE Brian Dean
Puerto Rican proprietorCaesar Cordova
Dr GhiselinCharles Duval
Mrs NtembweYvette Hawkins
SostromEinar Perry Scott
Mrs SostromErle Bjornstad
French AmbassadorJacques Roux
Nigerian AmbassadorClebert Ford
Swedish AmbassadorEivind Harum
Mr NtembweObaka Adedunyo
Suzanne MarignyCorine Lorain
Rene MarignyJean-Pierre Stewart
RipperThomas Rosales
RipperJohn Shamsul Alam
RipperJose Santana
ReporterPatrick Fox
MuggerJohn Cianfrone
MuggerTim Marquart
MuggerTony Maffatone
Immigration officerTom Degidon
BrunetteRita Tellone

Crew

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DirectorBruce Malmuth

Details

Released on
1981-05-29
Languages
English | German | Swedish | French
Guidance
Edited for content, contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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