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Shadow of the Hawk (1976)

The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits.

Directors:

George McCowan, Daryl Duke (uncredited)

Writers:

Peter Jensen (story), Lynette Cahill (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Mike
Marilyn Hassett ... Maureen
Chief Dan George ... Old Man Hawk
Pia Shandel Pia Shandel ... Faye
Marianne Jones Marianne Jones ... Dsonoqua
Jacques Hubert Jacques Hubert ... Andak
Cindi Griffith Cindi Griffith ... Secretary
Anna Hagan ... Desk Nurse
Murray Lowry ... Intern
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Storyline

The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits.

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Taglines:

An Extraordinary Adventure into the Unknown. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Jan-Michael Vincent would see this title again when he starred in the television series Airwolf (1984). The pilot episode (parts 1 and 2) were titled, "Shadow of the Hawke". See more »

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I really enjoy this movie
14 May 2005 | by nardiniSee all my reviews

This movie like a lot of them made in the 70's contains an interesting plot and some substance. It gives a subtle touch of spirituality and some thrilling scenes of action and even creepiness. The characters seem convincing in their roles and the old man ( played by Chief Dan George) has a lot of personality in which he speaks very little being a very wise powerful medicine man. The other characters seem to pull of f their roles as well with the acting being realistic and not forced or awkward. I found the suspense in this movie to be "real" without all the special effects thrown in to make it look over the top and ridiculous like a lot of action flicks out there today. I guess you can think of this movie as one that leaves you with a good feeling at the end. The score of nine may seem a little high but I feel it really deserves it , due to it's subtle way of telling the story and leaving it up to the person watching the film to exercise their imagination. Also I think being someone who saw this film when it originally was released it brings back some memories and didn't disappoint years later when I watched it again for maybe the third or fourth time. A lot of movies that you had watched growing up appear a little different as you remember them but this one is in good standing. I also think that this movie is my favourite among the Native North American themes.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cauchemar vers l'inconnu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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