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Hawks (1988)

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

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Cast

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Bancroft
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Deckermensky
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Hazel
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Maureen
Jill Bennett ...
Vivian Bancroft
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Walter Bancroft
Pat Starr ...
Millie Deckermensky
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Byron Deckermensky
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Regina
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SAAB Salesman
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Carol
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Mr. Granger
Robyn Moore ...
Second Bridesmaid
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Nurse Jarvis
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Ward Sister
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Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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In this life, people are either hawks or pigeons. Meet the... HAWKS. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Falcões  »

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Trivia

The closing credits declare that this movie was "filmed on location in England and the Netherlands and at Pinewood Studios, London, England". See more »

Quotes

Deckermensky, 'Decker': You should just try suicide, it's quicker.
Bancroft: Not the way you do it!
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Connections

Referenced in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

MY ETERNAL LOVE
Performed by Barry Gibb
Written by Barry Gibb and Richard Powers
Produced by Barry Gibb and Karl Richardson
Co-produced by Brian Tench
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Laughing Through Your Tears
30 December 1998 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

The phrase "laughing through your tears" must have been invented for this little jewel of a movie. Yes, there are scenes that I would have preferred they omit (mainly the brothel scene-- oh brother). But the overriding emotion in the performances of both Dalton and Edwards is riveting. And Dalton CAN play comedy. Don't play this for the monthly meeting of the AARP; but if hope and love mean anything to you, take a couple of hours and watch it. It can be life-changing.


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