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The Hawk (1993)

Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she ... See full summary »

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Jackie Marsh
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Stephen Marsh
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Norma
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Mrs. Crowther
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John
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Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she discovers she does not have the happy marriage she always believed and begins to piece together the times and dates of her husband's frequent absences, her fears begin to take hold, and her sanity deteriorates. Written by Winona Kent

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Rated R for language and terror | See all certifications »
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10 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Der Falke des Schreckens  »

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Boy in CarBoy in Car: Here We Go... Here We Go... Here We Go...
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Referenced in Entertainment UK: Episode dated 16 December 1993 (1993) See more »

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LOVE IS FOR SALE
Composed by Paul A. Campbell
Copyright B.D.M. Music Ltd.
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Dull and unconvincing thriller.
23 February 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This was a rather disappointing movie. The concept of the movie is great thriller material but unfortunately the finished result was a huge letdown. The movie is dull and the story isn't a very believable one.

It really is the story and storytelling that make this thriller a weak one. There hardly is any character development. The story itself also at times doesn't make real sense. The story takes some odd and unlikely turns at times. At times it also takes ages before something interesting happens again. And really, if the police were really that dumb and narrow minded, serial killers must really have an easy job.

Yeah sure, it has still got Helen Mirren in it, which is probably also the only reason why I watched this movie in the first place, but come on, why did she ever agreed to appear in this movie in the first place... And besides, a great actress is never a guarantee that the movie is any good or even a watchable one. She is a great actress but she gets very little interesting to do. Besides like I mentioned before, the character development is quite poor, which is all the more reason why this movie falls flat as a thriller.

You're better of watching a good English detective-series episode. There is more development, tension and mystery present in that.

5/10

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