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Release Date:
14 July 1976 (USA) See more »
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Effective, spooky 70's thriller - amazing Canadian scenery! See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Mike
Marilyn Hassett ... Maureen

Chief Dan George ... Old Man Hawk
Pia Shandel ... Faye
Marianne Jones ... Dsonoqua
Jacques Hubert ... Andak
Cindi Griffith ... Secretary

Anna Hagan ... Desk Nurse
Murray Lowry ... Intern
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Yorke ... Underwater Creature (uncredited)
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Directed by
George McCowan 
Daryl Duke (uncredited)
Writing credits
Peter Jensen (story) &
Lynette Cahill (story) and
Norman Thaddeus Vane (story)

Norman Thaddeus Vane (screenplay) and
Herbert Wright (screenplay) (as Herbert J. Wright)

Produced by
Henry Gellis .... executive producer
John Kemeny .... producer
Ronald L. Schwary .... associate producer
Herbert Wright .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Robert McMullin 
Cinematography by
John Holbrook (director of photography)
Reginald H. Morris (director of photography) (as Reginald Morris)
Film Editing by
O. Nicholas Brown 
Art Direction by
Keith Pepper 
Set Decoration by
Peter Young 
Costume Design by
Ilse Richter 
Makeup Department
Salli Bailey .... hairdresser
Phyllis Newman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bob Gray .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacques Hubert .... second assistant director
Ronald L. Schwary .... assistant director
Jim Scott .... assistant director
Herbert Wright .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ken Chang .... construction manager (as Kenny Chang)
Ed Knight .... prop master
Sound Department
Ralph Brunjes .... sound effects editor
Patrick Drummond .... sound effects editor
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... supervising sound editor (as Ken Heeley-Ray)
George Mulholland .... sound recording
Bill O'Neill .... dubbing mixer
Rob Young .... boom man
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects (as Dick Albain)
John Thomas .... special effects
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
John Wardlow .... stunts
Keith Wardlow .... stunts
Alex Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David R. Anderson .... gaffer (as Dave Anderson)
Ron Gillham .... key grip
Wilbur Kinnett .... lighting consultant
Rod Parkhurst .... camera operator
Thom Ryan .... first assistant cameraman
Alan Zenuk .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ilse Richter .... costumes
Bob Watts .... costumes (as Bobby Watts)
Editorial Department
Kent Anthony .... assistant editor
Music Department
Arden Rynew .... music editor
Transportation Department
John W. Scott .... driver: greensman (uncredited)
Other crew
Virginia Aiello .... secretary to the producers
Monique Champagne .... script supervisor
George Galicz .... animal provider: birds
George Galicz .... bird trainer
Angela Heald .... production office coordinator
Marianne Jelks .... secretary to the producers
Vince Martinez .... controller
Ron Oxley .... bear handler
Glen Slemmer .... snake handler (as Dr. Glen Slemmer)
Bob Strazicich .... production assistant
John Wardlow .... production assistant
James R. Westwell .... production accountant
Natalie Drache .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:92 min | Argentina:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:PG | Iceland:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG

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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Effective, spooky 70's thriller - amazing Canadian scenery!, 16 August 2008
Author: robespierre9 from Colorado

I would classify this as a horror/suspense movie. It deals with Native American black magic in the beautiful Canadian forests of British Columbia. Jan Michael Vincent plays Mike, or young "Hawk" (which is funny since in Airwolf he's HAWKE too!) who has to come to terms with an old Indian curse which is troubling his grandfather. Arriving in Vancouver(?), his grandfather persuades him and a journalist, Maureen, to drive him back to his Indian village. Meanwhile, Jan has been haunted by a really spooky, white-faced, grotesque mask that freaks him out at night and in the pool with his girlfriend. Apparently an ancient Indian witch is trying to destroy his grandfather, and now him! There are some really creepy moments in this movie. There's a Stephen King like 50's car with blackened windows that appears and reappears eerily. Weird things happen to Jan's 70's style SUV while driving - the breaks go out, a tire almost falls off. In the forest, a bear tries to kill JMV. Just a a lot of black magic evil abounds!! Anyway, Jan eventually comes to terms and confronts the evil in the Indian village after going through a 'ritual' of sorts. I think the scenery is the best part about this film. It has that 'X Files' look of spooky Canadian forests - just stunning mountain vistas. The movie is effective enough to keep you creep-ed out. This is a great Jan Michael Vincent role for his early career. I wouldn't call is great acting, but he does maintain his 'cool' while still showing skepticism and caution at all the strange happenings around him. Plus, he looks great! That's probably the best reason to see this movie - for JMV fans especially!

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