Nighthawks (1981)

One man can bring the world to its knees and only one man can stop him.

Original Title : Nighthawks
Director : Bruce Malmuth
Writer : David Shaber
Paul Sylbert
Genre : Action
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Bill Badalato , Franklin R. Levy , Herb Nanas , Martin Poll , Mike Wise
Music : Keith Emerson
Photography : James A. Contner
IMDB ID : 0082817
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Sylvester Stallone Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva
Billy Dee Williams Det. Sgt. Matthew Fox
Lindsay Wagner Irene (Deke's girlfriend
Persis Khambatta Shakka Holland (Kapoor
Nigel Davenport Peter Hartman
Rutger Hauer Reinhardt Heymar Wulfgar/Eric (terrorist
Hilary Thompson Pam (stewardess, victim of Wulfgar
Joe Spinell Lt. Munafo
Walter Mathews Commissioner
E. Brian Dean Sergeant
Caesar Cordova Puerto Rican proprietor
Charles Duval Dr. Ghiselin
Tony Munafo Big Mike
Howard Stein Disco manager
Tawn Christian Disco Hostess
Luke Reilly Conductor
Jamie Gillis Designer
Yvette Hawkins Mrs. Ntembwe
Einar Perry Scott Mr. Sostrom
Erle Bjornstad Mrs. Sostrom
Jacques Roux French Ambassador
Clebert Ford Nigerian Ambassador
Eivind Harum Swedish Ambassador
Obaka Adedunyo Mr. Ntembwe
Corine Lorain Suzanne Marigny
Jean-Pierre Stewart Rene Marigny (first assistant French Ambassador
Thomas Rosales Jr. Ripper
John Shamsul Alam Ripper
José Santana Ripper
Patrick Fox Reporter
John Cianfrone Mugger (Central Park
Tim Marquart Mugger (Central Park
Tony Maffatone Mugger (Central Park
Tom Degidon Immigration officer
Rita Tellone Brunette
Al Cerullo Helicopter pilot
Karl A. Wickman Helicopter pilot
Cliff Cudney ATAC man
Joe Dabenigno ATAC man
Steve Daskawisz ATAC man
John Devaney ATAC man
Paul Farentino ATAC man
Edward Fox ATAC man
Randy Francklan ATAC man
Roger Caine ATAC man (as Al Levitsky
Richard Noyce ATAC man
Dar Robinson ATAC man
Judee Wales ATAC man
Luke Walter ATAC man
Zoya Leporska Subway hostage
Brian Osborne Orchard
Robert Pugh Kenna (murdered by Wulfgar
Catherine Mary Stewart Salesgirl at Harding &
Frederick Treves Chief police inspector
Susan Vanner Girl at party
Jim Beaver .... Subway passenger) 
Jellybean Benítez DJ at Xenon (uncredited


New York cop Deke DaSilva loves his job on the decoy squad so much he has several times forgone promotion. So when he and his partner are assigned to a new anti-terrorist unit he is pretty hostile to the idea. The unit is run by a British expert who suspects a major terrorist is in town. His message is shoot to kill, which makes DaSilva even unhappier. But when bombs start going off he thinks again.


Nighthawks Exciting shoot 'em up with Stallone and Williams as cops who try to nab terrorist Hauer, who is fantastic in his first American film. Wagner is here for good measure, I suppose. Great final scene with the tables turned on Hauer.
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