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Nighthawks (1981)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  4 April 1981 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. Matthew Fox
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Irene
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Peter Hartman
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Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt
Hilary Thompson ...
Pam (as Hilarie Thompson)
Joe Spinell ...
Lt. Munafo
Walter Mathews ...
Commissioner
E. Brian Dean ...
Sergeant
Caesar Cordova ...
Puerto Rican Proprietor
Charles Duval ...
Dr. Ghiselin
Tony Munafo ...
Big Mike
Howard Stein ...
Disco Manager
Tawn Christian ...
Disco Hostess
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Storyline

Deke DaSilva and Matthew Fox are two New York cops who get transferred to an elite anti-terrorism squad. About this same time, an infamous international terrorist shows up in New York looking to cause some chaos. It's up to DaSilva and Fox to stop him, but will they be in time...? Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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One man can bring the world to its knees and only one man can stop him. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 April 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Song "I'm a Man" by Chicago was one of Stallone's favourites and he used that song as temp track in famous disco scene where Deke recognizes Wulfgar. Keith Emerson recorded his version of the song which was used in final cut of the movie. Unfortunately, most of the DVD versions have different music in disco scene instead of Emerson's "I'm a Man" song. See more »

Goofs

When Fox is loading his rifle just before the confrontation at the bus, you can clearly see the crimped ends of the blank rounds he's loading. See more »

Quotes

Immigration Officer: Are you here for business or pleasure?
Reinhardt Heymar Wulfgar: Pleasure, I hope.
Immigration Officer: Welcome to New York.
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Connections

Referenced in The New York Ripper (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Opportunity
Performed by The Rossington Collins Band (as Rossington Collins)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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One of the most underrated films...
19 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best action movies out there, even to this day. It's a must see especially for Stallone fans. If he chose more of this type of movie, he would be much more respected in Hollywood. Rutger Hauer is awesome as Wulfgar, the international terrorist. All performances are notable, Billy Dee Williams/Sylvester Stallone pairing works well. Stallone really is a great actor, given the right material, and this one certainly provides it. It's a shame he sold out with the "Rocky" sequels.


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