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Nighthawks (1981) Movie Information

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Bruce Malmuth


Sylvester Stallone
Billy Dee Williams
Lindsay Wagner
Rutger Hauer
Persis Khambatta
Nigel Davenport





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Two New York cops are tracking an international terrorist, while he changes his target to those cops, who he sees as a nuisance to be dealt with. -- MaceeRae

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08/09/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Ein vergessenes Juwel! 1981 wurde dieser Cop Thriller mit Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams und Rutger Hauer sträflich unterbewertet. Nighthawks ist knapp, spannend, simpel und direkt. Und äusserst stilsicher! Ein schnörkelloser Genre Film und eine Verbeugung vorm klassischen Film Noir. Stallone als New Yorker Cop Deke DaSilva ist nachts unterwegs, manchmal in Verkleidung (sogar als Drag!), um Strassenräuber zu stellen. Billy Dee Williams spielt seinen Partner Fox. Schliesslich tritt ein kühner Terrorismus Experte (Nigel Davenport) auf den Plan. DaSilva und Fox müssen fortan den internationalen Top-Terroristen Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) jagen mit dem Befehl: Shoot To Kill. DaSilva, ein frustrierter Vietnam Veteran, glaubt nicht an seinen Einsatz als Soldaten Cop - bis sein Gewissen auf...


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08/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rutger Hauer debuts in awesome terrorist film

Rolling through Stallone's Imdb list of credentials I came across this lil gem that he put out in '81 so I immediately found my copy and threw it in...time for a re watch Stallone plays Nypd det. Sgt Deke Dasilva who partners up with Detective sergeant Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams for those who don't know this actor he played Lando Calrissian in Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi) they are both happy in their current detail of the street crime unit up until Interpol and Washington want both officers, due to their service records in Vietnam, to head the new A.T.A.C ( Anti Terrorist Action Command) where they will both be working with Counter Terrorism's specialist Peter Hartman (Nigel Davenport) to track down terrorist Heymar Reinhardt , alias Wulfgar (Played brilliantly by the...

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