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Shadow of the Hawk (1976)

The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mike
Marilyn Hassett ...
Maureen
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Old Man Hawk
Pia Shandel ...
Faye
Marianne Jones ...
Dsonoqua
Jacques Hubert ...
Andak
Cindi Griffith ...
Secretary
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Desk Nurse
Murray Lowry ...
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The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits.

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Pray it never happens to you. See more »

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Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

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Release Date:

14 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cauchemar vers l'inconnu  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,800,000 (estimated)
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Actor Jan-Michael Vincent would see this title again when he starred in the television series Airwolf (1984). The pilot episode (parts 1 and 2) were titled, "Shadow of the Hawke". See more »

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Eerie and mysterious Native American witchery.
9 August 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The aging Indian medicine man Old Man Hawk arrives in the city to to find his grandson Mike.Old Man Hawk is fighting a magical war with the witch Dsonqua who was executed two hundred years before and is now seeking revenge.Reluctant at first Mike decides to help his grandfather,but during their way to home Dsonqua increases her magical powers."Shadow of the Hawk" is an eerie tale of Native American witchery.The white Indian mask is creepy as hell as are mysterious spells and magic rituals.The scene where black car smashes into the invisible wall is truly chilling and memorable.The demonic Wendigo wind is also a nice touch.9 spells out of 10.An effectively eerie and forgotten horror film.


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