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"Airwolf" (1984) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1984-1986

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Airwolf: :  -- A major accident in a Soviet nuclear plant, threatening meltdown, forces the Russians to ask the United States for assistance – and Airwolf leads the technical team.
Airwolf: :  -- As the nuclear crisis worsens, Soviet authorities reluctantly agree to allow the Airwolf crew to join efforts to stem the continuing spread of radioactivity and prevent a total meltdown of the multiple reactors.
Airwolf: Season 1: Episode 3 -- A mysterious force brings down Jo's helicopter and St. John's plane during a training mission.
Airwolf: Season 3: Episode 19 -- Hawke, Dominic, and Caitlin take on the illegal mission of breaking a friend’s son out of jail.
Airwolf: Season 3: Episode 18 -- A would-be model turns heroine.

Overview

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Writer:
Donald P. Bellisario (created by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
22 January 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
String and Dom kicked @$$ when they showed 'em The Lady See more (35 total) »

Cast

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Jan-Michael Vincent ... Stringfellow Hawke (55 episodes, 1984-1986)

Alex Cord ... Michael Coldsmith Briggs III / ... (55 episodes, 1984-1986)

Ernest Borgnine ... Dominic / ... (55 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jean Bruce Scott ... Caitlin O'Shannessy (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
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Series Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel (7 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sutton Roley (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Alan J. Levi (5 episodes, 1984)
Harvey S. Laidman (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bernard L. Kowalski (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Ray Austin (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Donald A. Baer (2 episodes, 1984)
Georg Fenady (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bernard McEveety (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tom Blank (2 episodes, 1985)
Daniel Haller (2 episodes, 1985)
Don Medford (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Donald P. Bellisario (55 episodes, 1984-1986)
Rick Kelbaugh (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Westbrook Claridge (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Chester Krumholz (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
T.S. Cook (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Alfonse Ruggiero (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Burton Armus (3 episodes, 1984)
Robert Janes (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Calvin Clements Jr. (2 episodes, 1984)
Nicholas Corea (2 episodes, 1984)
Edward J. Lakso (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Stephen A. Miller (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robert Specht (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Michael Halperin (2 episodes, 1985)
Al Martinez (2 episodes, 1985)
Douglas Steinberg (2 episodes, 1985)
B.W. Sandefur (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
Carol Gillson .... co-producer / associate producer (54 episodes, 1984-1986)
Leon Ortiz-Gil .... associate producer (53 episodes, 1984-1986)
Mike Snyder .... associate producer (33 episodes, 1984-1986)
Donald P. Bellisario .... executive producer (33 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lester Wm. Berke .... producer (22 episodes, 1984-1985)
Robert Janes .... producer / supervising producer (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bernadette Joyce .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bernard L. Kowalski .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Stephen A. Miller .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Richard Learman .... associate producer (19 episodes, 1985-1986)
T.S. Cook .... supervising producer (15 episodes, 1984-1985)
Everett Chambers .... supervising producer (15 episodes, 1985-1986)
Carl Vitale .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
Calvin Clements Jr. .... supervising producer (11 episodes, 1984)
John David .... co-producer / associate producer (11 episodes, 1984)
Alan J. Levi .... supervising producer / producer (11 episodes, 1984)
Alan Godfrey .... producer / co-producer (11 episodes, 1985-1986)
Edward Ledding .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1985)
Burton Armus .... producer (10 episodes, 1984)
Clyde Ware .... producer (3 episodes, 1984)

John A. Kuri .... line producer: Reno air race segments (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Sylvester Levay (37 episodes, 1984-1986)
Udi Harpaz (11 episodes, 1985)
Bernardo Segall (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ian Freebairn-Smith (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stan Lazan (28 episodes, 1984-1985)
Howard Schwartz (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
Seymour Hoffberg (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bill Luciano (15 episodes, 1984-1986)
Mario Di Gregorio (14 episodes, 1984-1986)
Michael Berman (10 episodes, 1984-1986)
Drake Silliman (10 episodes, 1984-1986)
Henry Te (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jeff Gourson (2 episodes, 1984)
Robert L. Kimble (2 episodes, 1984)
Carl Kress (2 episodes, 1984)
Larry Strong (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Casting by
Joe Reich (20 episodes, 1984-1986)
Donna Dockstader (11 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Design by
John Leimanis (22 episodes, 1985-1986)

Stephen Geaghan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gary A. Lee (31 episodes, 1984-1985)
Joseph M. Altadonna (5 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Set Decoration by
W. Joe Kroesser (14 episodes, 1985-1986)
Gregory Garrison (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
Richard B. Goddard (11 episodes, 1984)
Fred S. Winston (9 episodes, 1985)
Edward M. Parker (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sandra Henderson .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1984)
Darrell McIntyre .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1984)
Rod Wilson .... special makeup effects artist (1 episode, 1985)
 
Series Production Management
Bud Grace .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tom Blank .... unit production manager (20 episodes, 1984-1985)
Richard Learman .... unit production manager (19 episodes, 1985-1986)
Mitchell L. Gamson .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1984)
Ronald Martinez .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1985)
Zane Radney .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1984-1985)

Les Kimber .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. David Jones .... second unit director (39 episodes, 1984-1985)
Warren Gray .... first assistant director / second assistant director (26 episodes, 1984-1986)
Ryan Gordon .... first assistant director / second assistant director (20 episodes, 1984-1985)
Robert D. Nellans .... second assistant director (20 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ron Stein .... second unit director (14 episodes, 1985-1986)
Richard W. Abramitis .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
Peter Jordan .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1985-1986)
Scott Cameron .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bob Bender .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Charles A. Tamburro .... second unit director (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
J. Tom Archuleta .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1985)
Clifford C. Coleman .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1984)
James Lansbury .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1984)
John Slosser .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1984)
S. Michael Formica .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1986)
Tom Blank .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1984)
Warren R. Turner .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1984)
Mack Bing .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1984)
Louis Race .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1984)
John Hockridge .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1985)
Stephen Southard .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1985)

John A. Kuri .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Lee Lazarow .... set dresser (22 episodes, 1984-1986)

Paul Sonski .... set designer (unknown episodes, 1985)
Ed Keyes .... property master: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
John K. Kean .... sound (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (28 episodes, 1984-1986)
Michael H. Ford .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bob Newlan .... sound editor (10 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sam F. Shaw .... sound editor (10 episodes, 1984)
Don Sharpless .... sound (6 episodes, 1984)
Joe Kenworthy .... sound (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Special Effects by
Clarence Fay Konkel .... special effects technician (55 episodes, 1984-1986)
Johnny Borgese .... special effects coordinator (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jim Michaels .... visual effects producer (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
Neil Richmond .... visual effects (22 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Stunts
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator (53 episodes, 1984-1986)
Larry Kirsch .... stunt helicopter pilot (11 episodes, 1984)
Reid Rondell .... stunt double: Jan-Michael Vincent (9 episodes, 1984-1985)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (6 episodes, 1984-1986)
Clarke Coleman .... stunts (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Monty Jordan .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt coordinator / ... (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt double: Jimmy Blake / stunt driver (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George W. Borthwick .... grip (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
Wayne Baker .... aerial assistant camera (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Robert E. Collins .... aerial director of photography (unknown episodes)
Dennis J. Laine .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Stan McClain .... aerial camera operator (unknown episodes)
Serge Poupis .... aerial first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Robert Schoenhut .... camera operator / director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Joe Reich .... casting (16 episodes, 1984-1986)
Donna Dockstader .... casting (8 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Casey .... costume supervisor (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
Barbara Lee Maccarone .... costume supervisor (27 episodes, 1984-1985)
Diana Reynolds .... costume supervisor (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
Rudy Garcia .... costume supervisor (11 episodes, 1984)
Arlene Zamiara .... costume supervisor (9 episodes, 1985)
Ann Gray Lambert .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bradley Carow .... music assistant editor (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Music Department
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn / musician: French horn (55 episodes, 1984-1986)
Gene L. Gillette .... music editor (51 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jim Cox .... musician: keyboards (41 episodes, 1984-1986)
Sylvester Levay .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 1984-1986)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor / orchestra contractor: uncredited (23 episodes, 1984-1986)
Ron S. Herbes .... first assistant music editor (19 episodes, 1984)
Arnold Schwarzwald .... music editor (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (2 episodes, 1984)

Steven Salzman .... transportation captain (unknown episodes, 1983-1986)
 
Series Other crew
Larry Kirsch .... stunt helicopter pilot (44 episodes, 1984-1986)
Mike Dewey .... assistant aerial coordinator (33 episodes, 1984-1985)
J. David Jones .... aerial coordinator (33 episodes, 1984-1985)
Chester Krumholz .... executive story consultant (22 episodes, 1984-1985)
Devon Clark .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Del Reisman .... executive story consultant (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Rick Kelbaugh .... executive story editor (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Westbrook Claridge .... story editor (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
Alfonse Ruggiero .... story editor (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Phil Combest .... story editor (2 episodes, 1984)

Steve Hinton .... pilot (unknown episodes)
Mike Snyder .... technical writer (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey T. Spellman .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Reid Rondell .... in memory of (1 episode, 1985)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lobo del aire" - USA (Spanish title)
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Runtime:
60 min (58 episodes)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jan-Michael Vincent's addiction to alcohol and drugs was a constant problem during filming.See more »
Quotes:
Dominic Santini:Why not let those people mow their own lawns, huh?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Just a Minute: Episode #1.6" (2012)See more »

FAQ

-What unit was Hawke in during the Vietnam War?
-How come they were both serving in the same unit?
What is Hawke to Dominic?
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
String and Dom kicked @$$ when they showed 'em The Lady, 9 August 2003
Author: (HUAhmad) from Blackburn, England

Of course, Airwolf was one of the premier action shows of the 80s and was more believable than the sugar-coated antics of Knight Rider and A-Team, because it was set in the world of espionage and Stringfellow killed LOADS of bad guys when he battled them in The Lady. The series started off as a spy thriller with Airwolf duking it out with Russians, German terrorists, war criminals, renegade US agents and hardened mercenaries. If I remember rightly, ITV showed these episodes on Friday nights at 7pm back in November '84.

When the 2nd season kicked in, they moved it to an afternoon Saturday slot. This is when a new co-pilot Caitlin was introduced. She wasn't bad, and they still did good intrigue episodes such as the gripping thriller Moffatt's Ghost, Fallen Angel and HX-1 (Once A Hero was a spectacular actioner), but gradually, the series became cornier, as the Airwolf team began helping out ordinary people and there were some soapy stories such as String falling for a rock singer. They also started using stock footage in some episodes, more so in the third season.

The 3rd season got off to a cracking start with the menacing Horn Of Plenty. Richard Lynch did a good job as the manipulative Van Horn and Caitlin proved she could be a bad*** as well. Other top episodes were Airwolf II, Annie Oakley and Deadly Circle, but as I said before, they started over-using stock footage from previous series and the stories were becoming slushy. Despite this, Airwolf was arguably the best action-packed thriller on the small screen during the Reagan era.

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