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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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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Falcões  »

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Trivia

The name of the book that Bancroft (Timothy Dalton) was reading in bed was "Wayward Girls & Wicked Women" which is an actual real-life compendium of eighteen short stories edited by Angela Carter. The anthology had been first published in 1986 about two years prior to this movie being made and first released. See more »

Quotes

Hazel: I couldn't have an abortion. I could never walk past another branch of Mothercare again.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

CHILDHOOD DAYS
Performed by Barry Gibb
Written by Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Produced by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Brian Tench
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I could connect with the movie.
9 May 1999 | by (Westminster, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I could understand what the main characters were going through. When I saw the movie, I was 5 years free of Terminal ill Stage4 Hodgkin's Cancer. I was told I would not make it to my 30th birthday. I am now 42. I had many the same feelings and attitude of the main characters in the movie. I think it is an excellent movie.


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