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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1986   1985   1984  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Chad Allen and Shannen Doherty later played brother and sister on Our House (1986). See more »

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Throughout the series due to budget constraints, several scenes and special effects shots are lifted from well known movies from the 70s and 80s and even from earlier Airwolf episodes. See more »

Quotes

Michael 'Archangel' Coldsmith Briggs III: I may not be accurate about your location, but I can sure make an educated guess as to your destination. Can I assist?
Stringfellow Hawke: Yeah, you can feed my dog!
Michael 'Archangel' Coldsmith Briggs III: How'd you know I was - Sometimes, Hawke, you amaze even me. Good luck!
Dominic Santini: How come Archangel's "good luck" always sounds like "goodbye?"
Dominic Santini: Amazing! Behind that impeccable white suit beats a heart... of recyclable plastic!
Dominic Santini: Whatever happened to that flyin'-by-the-seat-of-your-pants stuff?
Stringfellow Hawke: Oh, that went out when designers started writin' their names on your behind!
Stringfellow Hawke: [...]
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Alternate Versions

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

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Classic 80's TV Show
17 July 2001 | by weedheidSee all my reviews

This show was one of my favourites as a child. Everyone I knew wanted to be stringfellow hawke, if only for the chance to fly Airwolf. The characters were good and interacted well (hawke being the moody one, Dom the comic relief). The only bad thing was towards the end of Airwolfs run they changed all the characters (actually killing off "Dom" (or a lookalike)) and making String disappear giving the helicopter to the now magically rescued St John Hawke! IF you want to enjoy this show then under no circumstances should you watch the pathetic end season (aka Airwolf II) and stick with the original characters!


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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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(58 episodes)
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