Street Hawk (1985– )

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A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.

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 Jesse Mach (13 episodes, 1985)
Richard Venture ...
 Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli (13 episodes, 1985)
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 Norman Tuttle (13 episodes, 1985)
Jeannie Wilson ...
 Rachel Adams (12 episodes, 1985)
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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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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"Street Hawk" is an American television series that aired for 13 episodes on ABC in 1985. The series is a Limekiln and Templar Production in association with Universal MCA Television. Its central characters were created by Paul M. Belous and Robert 'Bob' Wolterstorff, and its core format was developed by Bruce Lansbury, (Angela Lansbury's brother), who had initially commissioned the program's creation. The series was originally planned for the fall of 1984, Mondays at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central. However, ABC executives changed their minds when the summer series "Call to Glory" did well, and "Street Hawk" was pushed to mid season. "Street Hawk" made its debut on January 4, 1985 on ABC at 9:00PM Eastern/8:00PM Central and ran until May 16, 1985. Reruns aired on the USA Network on Saturdays at 10:00AM from 1990-91. See more »

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Under-rated super vehicle with superb soundtrack
29 July 1999 | by (Lisburn, N.Ireland, UK) – See all my reviews

Back in the "super vehicle boom" with Airwolf, Knight Rider, The Highwayman and this show, teenagers everywhere watched week after week with anticipation for the next episode.

While Airwolf was the only adult show of the whole lot (and my personal all-time favourite series), Knight Rider the most family orientated, Street Hawk was aimed at a teenage demographic. Why it failed is anybody's guess (probably time-slot or competition on the other channels at the time), but while Airwolf and Knight Rider both made 4 successful seasons each (and now run in syndication today), Street Hawk was cancelled after a half season of 13 episodes - which was a real shame.

The action, the bike, the music... especially the music by Tangerine Dream (they actually did 3.5 hours of a musical suite for the show which was then split up for each individual episode - a well overdue soundtrack release would be appreciated!) added to the high-tech production values of this comic-book type show. It never got a chance.


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