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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jan-Michael Vincent ...  Stringfellow Hawke 55 episodes, 1984-1986
Alex Cord ...  Michael Coldsmith Briggs III / ... 55 episodes, 1984-1986
Ernest Borgnine ...  Dominic Santini 55 episodes, 1984-1986
Jean Bruce Scott ...  Caitlin O'Shannessy 44 episodes, 1984-1986
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Storyline

Airwolf is the most sophisticated helicopter imaginable (flies halfway round the world, outruns jet planes). Stringfellow Hawke is its pilot, essentially blackmailing a secret US agency into finding his brother (lost in Vietnam) while he flies dangerous assignments for "The Firm." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A New Kind of Weapon. A New Kind of Hero.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lobo del aire See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(58 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

During filming, a Huey helicopter crashed during a maneuver in Pico Canyon in California. Reid Rondell, Jan-Michael Vincent's stunt double, was killed. A special credit at the end of the episode dedicated it to him. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, Airwolf is shown launching various missiles from three small tubes under the helicopter. These include the Copperhead (6 inch diameter x 54 inch length), Harpoon (13.5 inch diameter x 12.5 feet length), Hellfire (7 inch diameter x 64 inch length), and Maverick (12 inch diameter x 8 feet length). None of these missiles are small enough to fit into the tubes shown. All of the air-launched variants were mounted on hardpoints on the wings. The Copperhead was never used by aircraft, it is launched by artillery. See more »

Quotes

[Opening Narration, to the series]
Narrator: This briefing is from file A56-7W. Classified Top Secret. Subject is, Airwolf. A Mach 1+ attack helicopter with the most advanced weapons system in the air today. It's been hidden somewhere in the Western United States by it's test pilot Stringfellow Hawke. Hawke has promised to return Airwolf only if we can find his brother, St. John, an MIA in Vietnam. We suspect that Archangel, deputy director of the agency that built Airwolf is secretly helping Hawk in ...
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Alternate Versions

In the Italian version Hawke's surname is "Stradivarius". See more »

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User Reviews

A classic show, better than Knight Rider
18 October 1998 | by Hawke-3See all my reviews

Even though most people remember Knight Rider from the fad of the 80's to have vehicles as the stars of TV shows, Airwolf was a far superior product. Donald 'Quantum Leap' Belissario created this show about a high tech attack chopper, and oversaw its best years. Even though near the end Belissario left and the stories began to degrade, the earlier episodes are classic examples of good 80's TV, with good solid performances and breathtaking aerial sequences that put the Blue Thunder TV series to shame. A series that should be brought back.


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