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Nighthawks
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6.4 IMDB rating
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Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone
Deke DaSilva
Billy Dee Williams Billy Dee Williams
Sgt. Matthew Fox
Persis Khambatta Persis Khambatta
Shakka Holland
Nigel Davenport Nigel Davenport
Peter Hartman
Rutger Hauer Rutger Hauer
Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt
Joe Spinell Joe Spinell
Lt. Munafo


Written by
David Shaber David Shaber
(screenplay)
Paul Sylbert Paul Sylbert
(story)


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Nighthawks

13 years, 4 months ago at Nov 6 19:37
2 votes
This is a classic transitional 80's action cop drama starring none other than Sly Stallone. Battling an international terrorist on the streets of NYC is no easy task but being the one-talent actor that he is, Stallone summons up the will to take down Wulfgar. There are some great quotable lines.

An average movie

6 years, 9 months ago at Jun 20 7:30
1 vote
I wasn't sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Sylvester Stallone and Rutger Hauer, I thought I should give it a try. Eventually, even though it was not bad, it was still not really convincing either. Basically, it is an awkward mix between the 70s' gritty thrillers and the 80's buddy cop action flicks and even though this mix was intriguing, it didn't work very well... read more

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11 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 21 19:08
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Even with the brilliant role of Rutger Hauer, this film gradually loses its effect. The beginning in the Bronx is very strong indeed, but at the end of the movie, you feel they ran out of ammo. I still think this is a pretty good police movie. Jamie Gillis is a sleazy fashion house manager in a brief scene, and Joe Spinelli can be seen in what could be described as a late Spinelli typecasting: a p... read more
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Conservative street cop DaSilva reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva's "at-home" tactics are very much put to the challenge.
Release date: 10 April 1981
UPC: 018713810557
Tags: Action (6), Thriller (4), Crime (4), Terrorist (3), 1981 (3), Explosion (2), Shooting (2), 1980s (2), Police (2), Terrorism (2), Disco (2), New York (2), Interpol (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), United Nations (1), Partner (1), Bombing (1), Anti Terrorism (1), Action Hero (1), Cable Car (1)
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“Even with the brilliant role of Rutger Hauer, this film gradually loses its effect. The beginning in the Bronx is very strong indeed, but at the end of the movie, you feel they ran out of ammo. I still think this is a pretty good police movie. Jamie Gillis is a sleazy fashion house manager in a brief scene, and Joe Spinelli can be seen in what could be described as a late Spinelli typecasting: a police chief giving orders via phone in an overcoat.

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