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28 January 1989 (USA) See more »
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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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 10)

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

Moses Gunn ... Old Man (10 episodes, 1989)

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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Ratings, 12 September 2005
Author: dwacon-2 from United States

I remember meeting Bill Yates and Travis Clark after the first season of Hawk wrapped. Clark was also working CBS' "Tour of Duty" and seemed to be a rising star on the horizon. I wonder where he is today?

Perhaps Hawk was ahead of its time. Tour of Duty faded quickly also -- but now we have Steven Bochco's family-made "Over There" series. Perhaps Hawk was ahead of its time but could also come back in some form?

Of course, positioning Hawk against the powerhouse Cosby Show was another bad move. A wonderful news show featuring Linda Ellerbee was also slaughtered by the Huxtables, and Hawk was also no match.

Would be great to see this on DVD -- especially in memory of the late Moses Gunn who was the metaphysical "old man" character (and later joined Avery Brooks as his father in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).

My favorite part about AMCH was that Hawk got to escape from being Spencer's second banana and gain his own cache. He was Afrocentric without being militant. Strong without being obnoxious. Before his time, perhaps?

With today's emphasis on gangsta rappers, a strong man with the sophistication of Hawk may be lost as a protagonist for future television or film roles. At least, we should have a DVD release for the true fans to enjoy.

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