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Release Date:
28 January 1989 (USA) See more »
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This series features the character from Spenser for Hire. This time he is the star. We find Hawk now in Washington... See more »
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Cast

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Avery Brooks ... Hawk (13 episodes, 1989)

Moses Gunn ... Old Man (10 episodes, 1989)
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Series Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel (5 episodes, 1989)
Harry Falk (2 episodes, 1989)
Winrich Kolbe (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Steve Hattman (13 episodes, 1989)
Robert B. Parker (13 episodes, 1989)
William Robert Yates (13 episodes, 1989)
L. Travis Clark (2 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
Steve Hattman .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1989)
William Robert Yates .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1989)
Christopher Chulack .... producer (7 episodes, 1989)
L. Travis Clark .... producer (7 episodes, 1989)
Steve Duncan .... producer (7 episodes, 1989)
William Cairncross .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Stanley Clarke (5 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jack Priestley (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dick Wormell (4 episodes, 1989)
Clay Bartels (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Casting by
Phyllis Huffman (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Design by
Tracy Bousman (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Direction by
Scott Ritenour (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bryan Thetford (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ernest Misko (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ronald W. Smith .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1989)
Billie Jordan .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Ernest Johnson .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nelson Cabrera .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1989)
Ray Gomez .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1989)
Dwight Williams .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1989)
Warren Gray .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Beverly Hadley .... property master (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Sound Department
Clark King .... sound mixer / sound editor (7 episodes, 1989)
Alex Bamattre .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kam Cooney .... special effects coordinator (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator (7 episodes, 1989)

Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Elisha Harris .... chief lighting technician (1 episode, 1989)

Ron Zarilla .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Gore-Misko .... supervising costumer (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Music Department
Avery Brooks .... composer: theme music (5 episodes, 1989)
Stanley Clarke .... composer: theme music (5 episodes, 1989)
Butch Morris .... composer: theme music (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Transportation Department
Eric Young .... transportation coordinator (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Other crew
Robert B. Parker .... consultant (8 episodes, 1989)
Alan Greedy .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1989)
Calvin Hernton .... technical advisor (7 episodes, 1989)
Ruth Whittle .... production accountant (7 episodes, 1989)
Michael Wallace .... location manager (5 episodes, 1989)
Ann-Cathrin Schmidt .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1989)
Anthony Santa Croce .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1989)

John Crowder .... location manager (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (13 episodes)
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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Hawk is STILL the man!, 17 September 2005
Author: DarkAngeloX from United States

I enjoy watching Ving Rhames and I am excited that he has journeyed into TV land with the new series remake, "KOJAK" -- but no one, and I mean NO ONE tops Avery Brooks as HAWK! Avery Brooks did what very few blacks in TV during the 80's could do - he played an "afrocentric," pro-black, take no prisoners everyman, without being a narrow minded, uptight militant. Militancy has its place in history but that's not what AMCH was about.

I long to see that engaging snarl of Hawk's with the quintessential growling "ahhh" that he often followed up with. Only Mr. Brooks could give life to something that had no meaning.

It's a shame to see that Avery hasn't gotten his due props in movies and TV. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was cool, but I wanted to See Avery in action---HAWK in action.

Maybe someday someone will think hard about putting Hawk on DVD for the masses -- not just for Africn Americans. I hope that times have changed just enough for the powers-that-be to factor in the huge crossover appeal of AMCH and of Avery Brooks.

What would be awesome would be to see Avery in action again, as Hawk, in a revival of the series. Surely there's a cable station or network out there that could truly give this show the chance it deserves to find its audience.

And hopefully, Mr. Brooks would WANT to do it.

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