The crimebusting techniques of Native American detective John Hawk of the New York City DA's office.








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Complete series cast summary:
 Detective Lt. John Hawk (17 episodes, 1966)
Wayne Grice ...
 Carter / ... (10 episodes, 1966)


John Hawk was a full-blooded Iroquois employed as a special detective with the New York City District Attorney's office. With partner Dan Carter, Hawk was assigned to all sorts of different cases, ranging from murder to arson to organized crime. Because of his background, he occasionally dealt with racism inside and outside the department. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Drama | Crime





Release Date:

8 September 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Haukka  »

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(17 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Burt Reynolds salary for the show was $6000 a week. See more »


Referenced in Archer: The Man from Jupiter (2012) See more »

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Fine drama
14 August 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Between this and Quinn Martin's Dan August, Burt's potential as a dramatic action star seemed sealed. He was good in this moody, jazzy and sometimes violent series. There was always that emphasis on his (American) Indian heritage and the wretchedness of his job (one episode dealt with the unrewarding job of a stool pigeon). Too bad Burt didn't seem to care much about his movie career considering the spate of bad films he made in the 70's (Deliverance notwithstanding).

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