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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Stringfellow Hawke 55 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Michael Coldsmith Briggs III / ... 55 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Dominic Santini 55 episodes, 1984-1986
...  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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22 January 1984 (USA)  »

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(58 episodes)

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4:3
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Trivia

Chad Allen and Shannen Doherty, who made their guest appearance on the show, later played brother and sister on the television drama Our House. 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

Dominic Santini: [after they've flown Airwolf into the Upper Atmosphere] Now, would mind telling me why the hell we did that?
Stringfellow Hawke: I just wanted to see if it could be done.
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Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm (2013) See more »

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A classic
8 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

What a great TV show, that deserves to have been made into a movie, the flying squences are great,the cast were so right. The only stain on the series are the people that tried to remake the series on a home movie budget and replaced all the actors from the original series. This is a show that deserves to be rerun for many years to come.


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