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
Robert Lang ...
Walter Bancroft
Pat Starr ...
Millie Deckermensky
Bruce Boa ...
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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This is the only film written by Roy Clarke. See more »

Quotes

Bancroft: Suicide makes you sulky... all suicides are sulky. That's what it is: the ultimate sulk.
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Referenced in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) See more »

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MOONLIGHT MADNESS
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Written by Barry Gibb and Alan Kendall
Produced by Barry Gibb and Karl Richardson
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hawks
17 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

a simple story of life......

this is one of the most sensitive and funny films i have ever ever seen, to meet and realise your mortality is something we never do until its too late, Hawks well with superb acting from Messrs Dalton and Edwards makes you (well made me) realise how fragile and how little we live our lives, whilst going through a situation with a friend at the moment i have re-watched this film, to realise one that Mortality is not something to be afraid of, but also to realise that in my darkest times - A big red nose will always make me smile.

so join the order of the HAWKS - I guarantee you wont regret it !!!


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