When Jessie Mach is crippled after an assault by an old enemy, his position as motorcycle cop seems finished. That was before a computer technician named Tuttle recruits him for a special government project. He is to be the test pilot for the Street Hawk, an advanced motorcycle that carried tremendous firepower and capable of speeds of over 300 MPH while in a city with little risk of collisions with Tuttle staying at the command center seeing everything Jessie through the camera in the helmet. This deal includes special surgery to repair his legs while keeping him the facade that he is still handicapped. Unfortunately for Tuttle, Jessie insists to get involved in stopping crime rather than the simple tests Tuttle wants. So now the city has the additional protection of the mysterious superhero known as Streethawk. Written by
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The "street hawk" bike was built on a stock bike frame made up with fiber-glass fabricated molded body parts. There were six bikes rotated during production, always requiring replacement fenders, wheels, cowls, and engine repairs. The second unit stunt filming crew had to be coordinated with the first unit film crew schedule because of both the "street hawk" star and the bike! Required to work together on the same day. Normally, the first unit remained on stage at Universal City. The second unit stunt crew filmed on location away from the stage with Rex doubled by a stunt man in wardrobe. See more »
Along with most other comments in here, i was a kid of the 80's who watched all of the super-vehicle shows..
"Street Hawk" was definitely up there among the best of the lot, with, as most people have pointed out, a terrific soundtrack. TO THIS DAY i can still hum the theme song in it's entirety. Didn't realize at the time that that was Tangerine Dream!
I still refer to Joe Regalbuto (aka FRANK FONTANA from "Murphy Brown") as "NORMAN from STREET HAWK" whenever i see him in anything.....
Really wish the show would have lasted longer.
Would kill for a DVD release!
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