Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) are two New York City cops who get transferred to an elite anti-terrorism squad. About this same time, an infamous international terrorist shows up in New York City looking to cause some chaos. It's up to DaSilva and Fox to stop him, but will they be in time?Written by
It was during this movie that the relationship between Sylvester Stallone and Joe Spinell ended for unknown reasons. Joe Spinell helped Stallone financially before the latter met fame with Rocky (1976). See more »
At the beginning of the film, we see 174th Street as the station with a mezzanine and stairs to platform level. The actual 174th Street station in the Bronx has no mezzanine - the two fare control areas are at platform level. See more »
What are the chances that this "Wulfgar" has gone into hiding or retired?
Detective Fox, is it? The answer to your question of whether Wulfgar has gone into hiding or retired is neither one. He's only just begun.
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The 2016 Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory restores the use of both Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones and I'm a Man by Keith Emerson. See more »
Written by Billy Powell (uncredited), Dale Krantz (uncredited) and Barry Lee Harwood (uncredited)
Performed by The Rossington Collins Band (as Rossington Collins)
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Hollywood's toughest hero VS Hollywood's meanest villian
Finally, Sly Stallone stars in a film that he really deserves to appear in! He and Billy Dee Williams make a great team as two no-nonsense New York cops who chase Rutger Hauer, who has a great role as a remorseless terrorist (then again, no terrorist has a heart of gold!) Though he's totally unrecognizable with a long beard, Stallone does an exceptionally good performance because unlike his other cop roles, such as Ray Tango from "Tango and Cash", Sly doesn't portray a cocky character, which makes it very realistic. However, our hero doesn't show his muscles in this flick, but, it proves that you don't have to be brawny to be a tough guy.
Hauer is also perfect, playing what he does best, an oily villian. He might look very suave at first in this film, but when he shows his true colors, you better watch out. Last but not least is Billy Dee Williams, who does a cool Roger Murtaughesque cop who relies on his partner Sly to do the job.
If you're in the mood for suspense and good chase scenes, "Nighthawks" is your gameplan. Look out for the great conclusion. It might cause you a great deal of shock!
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