Airwolf (1984–1986)

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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

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 Stringfellow Hawke (55 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Michael Coldsmith Briggs III / ... (55 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Dominic / ... (55 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Caitlin O'Shannessy (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
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Airwolf is the most sophisticated helicopter imaginable (flies halfway round the world, outruns jet planes). Stringfellow Hawke is its pilot, essentially blackmailing a secret US agency into finding his brother (lost in Vietnam) while he flies dangerous assignments for "The Firm." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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After the show was canceled the chopper was sold to a German firm. Airwolf - as a Bell 222 - flew as an air ambulance. On 9 June 1992 it crashed during a thunderstorm, killing all three crew members. See more »

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Dominic Santini: Why not let those people mow their own lawns, huh?
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FANTASTIC ACTION SHOW
6 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

If you've read my review of the pilot movie for this series you'll notice I have nothing but praise for Airwolf. It really was the best show of the 1980's.

There were so many good things about this series. Alex Cord, Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine were very good in their roles (the lovely Jean-Bruce Scott joined them in season 2)and very convincing.

The plots were good. Throughout the series Airwolf went to battle against rogue dictators, wicked scientists and bad guys who wanted their hands on Airwolf.

The action scenes were always fantastic. The music accompanying the action was brilliant. There was always an action scene at the end where Airwolf went to war against the bad guys who usually had their own helicopter/plane.

It was a typical 80's show which aired when the cold war was still very hot. No-body knew who to trust. Even Michael Archangel played by Alex Cord seemed to have his own agenda. Stringfellow Hawke also had his own agenda. He was holding onto Airwolf until the government found his missing in action brother. Until that time Hawke flew Airwolf on missions to protect the free world.

A fantastic series.


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