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Airwolf -- Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) becomes the prey on an African Hunt Club reserve when he searches for a friend who's escaped from the county jail.

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Writer:
Donald P. Bellisario (written by)
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Release Date:
22 January 1984 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A scientist who has created a super helicopter has defected to Libya and taken the machine with him. A secretive government agency hires an ex-Vietnam War pilot to go to Libya, steal the chopper and bring it back. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
TOP ACTION THRILLER OF THE 80'S See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Stringfellow Hawke

Ernest Borgnine ... Dominic

Alex Cord ... Michael Coldsmith Briggs III

David Hemmings ... Dr. Charles Henry Moffet

Belinda Bauer ... Gabrielle Ademaur

Deborah Pratt ... Marella

Eugene Roche ... Senator William Dietz
W.K. Stratton ... Chuck Gordon
Dean Wein ... Mark, Co-Pilot
Frank Annese ... Major Mufta Ben-Kamal
John Calvin ... Blaze
Philip Bruns ... Mitch, the Director

Tina Chen ... Faye

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Carrier Commander
Gary Epper ... Red Star Controller

Nick Faltas ... Libyan Officer
Steve Greenstein ... Libyan Controller (as Steven Greenstein)

Paul La Greca ... Arab Boy
Toby Norton ... USS Enterprise Radar Operator
Helene Phillips ... Angela

Dee Dee Rescher ... Mona Kahn, Reporter
Joe Verroca ... Helicopter Pilot

Victor Warren ... Museum official
Dan Woren ... Red Star Army Lieutenant
Monty Jordan ... Army Officer
Robert McRay ... Parking attendent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Soon-Tek Oh ... Vietnamese farmer

Alan D. Purwin ... Helicopter pilot
Rodger LaRue ... Initial Scene Walk-up Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Michael Santiago ... Pilot (voice) (uncredited)
Michelle Steffin ... Dominic's daughter (uncredited)

Directed by
Donald P. Bellisario 
 
Writing credits
Donald P. Bellisario (written by)

Produced by
Donald P. Bellisario .... executive producer
Alan J. Levi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sylvester Levay 
 
Cinematography by
Howard Schwartz 
 
Film Editing by
Carl Kress 
Bill Luciano 
Leon Ortiz-Gil 
 
Production Design by
Charles R. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
 
Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac 
 
Art Department
Allan Gordon .... property master
Hugo Santiago .... assistant art director
Ron Yates .... set designer
Jim Zemansky .... property master
Andrew Probert .... conceptual design and storyboards (uncredited)
Andrew Probert .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Barney Cabral .... sound effects editor
Michael H. Ford .... sound editor
Donlee Jorgensen .... sound editor
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Mark Roberts .... sound editor
Sam F. Shaw .... supervising sound editor
Breck Warwick .... sound editor
Bob Weatherford .... sound editor
Michael D. Wilhoit .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Fay Konkel .... special effects technician
Whitey Krumm .... special effects
Jack Sessums .... miniatures builder
Jimmy Thomson .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Clarke Coleman .... stunts (1984-1986)
Gary Epper .... stunts
Monty Jordan .... aerial stunts
Monty Jordan .... stunt double
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Steve Morey .... utility stunts
Frank James Sparks .... stunt double
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Debbi A. Davison .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Freddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter McKernan .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Chad Randall .... stunt double: Jan-Michael Vincent (uncredited)
Chad Randall .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Stein .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stan McClain .... aerial camera operator
Bill Sheehan .... assistant camera
John C. Moulds .... camera operator: helicopter unit (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor: uncredited
Gene L. Gillette .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Alan Kaminsky .... transportation
 
Other crew
Carol Gillson .... assistant: executive producer
Linda Hegland .... script supervisor
J. David Jones .... aerial unit coordinator (as David Jones)
Harriet Margulies .... production assistant
Jim Michaels .... 24 frame computer playback operator
Jill Salomon .... location manager
Joyce Heftel .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... medic (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
85 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Goofs:
Continuity: While Moffet tortures Gabrielle next to the jeep, she has her shoes on. When Hawke finds her, she appears to be barefoot.See more »
Quotes:
Michael 'Archangel' Coldsmith Briggs III:Straight at the Libyan coast! You trying to egg them out?
Carrier Commander:There's no need for that, sir. If your boys don't get that chopper in 4 hours, our boys go in and blow it away!
Faye:Our 'boys,' Captain, include women! One of whom has already given her life on this mission!
Carrier Commander:I'm sorry, ma'am, it's just a figure of speech!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Top Gear: Episode #9.6" (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
MoonshadowSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
TOP ACTION THRILLER OF THE 80'S, 6 May 2002
Author: Big Movie Fan from England

The 1980's were the best time for action fans. During that decade we had The A-Team, Knight Rider, Street Hawk, The Fall Guy and my personal favourite Airwolf.

In this movie Stringfellow Hawke is asked by some government agency to retrieve a billion dollar helicopter stolen by a Dr. Moffett who is working with the Libyans. And we get action and suspense throughout.

Airwolf was quite a dark show. It aired during the mid 80's when the cold war was still very hot and paranoia was at an all time high. Jan Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine did a great job as the duo sent to retrieve Airwolf. Vincent played Hawke who was a moody and pessimistic Vietnam veteran whose brother became missing in action. He was perfect for this role.

Alex Cord played Archangel who worked for the government agency (it was referred to as The Firm throughout the series but that was all we knew) and he seemed innocuous enough although you could never be sure what his real motives were.

The best things about Airwolf was the music and the action. The music was so cool and the action scenes were fantastic. At the end Airwolf is in Libya evading missiles and battling helicopters and Moffett himself and the action doesn't let up for a minute.

Damn good series!

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