A tough New York City cop is assigned to extradite a small-time embezzler that was captured by Street Hawk, but his brutal behavior is too much for Jesse to tolerate, which makes him suspect that the...
A scientist who has created a super helicopter has defected to Libya and taken the machine with him. A secretive government agency hires an ex-Vietnam War pilot to go to Libya, steal the chopper and bring it back.
Donald P. Bellisario
When Officer Jessie Mach is crippled after an assault by an old enemy, his time on motorcycle field duty seems finished. That is before Norman Tuttle recruits him for a secret government project. Mach is to be the test pilot for the Street Hawk, an advanced motorcycle that carries tremendous firepower and is capable of safely controlled periods of speed of over 300 MPH in an urban environment. This deal includes special surgery to repair his legs while keeping him the facade that he is still handicapped. Unfortunately for Tuttle, who can monitor the action from mission control, Jessie insists on getting involved in stopping crime rather than the simple tests Tuttle wants. So now the city has the additional protection of the mysterious superhero known as Street Hawk.Written by
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This show is an American television series that aired for thirteen episodes on ABC in 1985. The series is a Limekiln and Templar Production in association with Universal MCA Television. Its central characters were created by Paul M. Belous and Robert "Bob" Wolterstorff, and its core format was developed by Bruce Lansbury, (Angela Lansbury's brother), who had initially commissioned the program's creation. The series was originally planned for the fall of 1984, Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and 7:00 p.m. Central. However, ABC executives changed their minds when the summer series "Call to Glory" did well, and "Street Hawk" was pushed to mid season. "Street Hawk" made its debut on January 4, 1985 on ABC at 9:00 p.m. Eastern and 8:00 p.m. Central, and ran until May 16, 1985. Reruns aired on the USA Network on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. from 1990 to 1991. See more »
Oh, how I wish Street Hawk would have had a longer run. It only ran for several episodes and it deserved a longer run especially considering the rubbish nowadays that goes on for several seasons.
This was one of the great 1980's action shows. In the 80's we TV fans seemed to have an obsession with super vehicles. There was Airwolf for fans of helicopters, Knight Rider for car fans and Street Hawk for motorcycle fans.
I've rode motorcycles on only a few occasions and I think they're great-they really get the adrenaline going. So when I watched Street Hawk I was quite excited. It was just as good as Knight Rider. The hero was one of those moralistic 80's guys. His name was Jesse Mach and his motorcycle was really hi-tech. I'll never forget the scenes where Street Hawk is speeding down the freeways to battle evil. I think this series had the potential to be as successful as Knight Rider but we were not so lucky.
I recommend this to anyone who can get hold of it.
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