A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Rex Smith ...  Jesse Mach 13 episodes, 1985
Richard Venture Richard Venture ...  Lt. Cmdr. Leo Altobelli 13 episodes, 1985
Joe Regalbuto ...  Norman Tuttle 13 episodes, 1985
Jeannie Wilson Jeannie Wilson ...  Rachel Adams 12 episodes, 1985
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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 Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

4 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Falconer See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Rex Smith is a skilled motorcycle rider and did most of his riding. A stunt double was used for dangerous stunts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Welcome to Essex (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Parc
Written by Edgar Froese (uncredited), Christopher Franke (uncredited) and Johannes Schmölling (uncredited)
Performed by Tangerine Dream
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Under-rated super vehicle with superb soundtrack
29 July 1999 | by Mark-192See all my reviews

Back in the "super vehicle boom" with Airwolf, Knight Rider, The Highwayman and this show, teenagers everywhere watched week after week with anticipation for the next episode.

While Airwolf was the only adult show of the whole lot (and my personal all-time favourite series), Knight Rider the most family orientated, Street Hawk was aimed at a teenage demographic. Why it failed is anybody's guess (probably time-slot or competition on the other channels at the time), but while Airwolf and Knight Rider both made 4 successful seasons each (and now run in syndication today), Street Hawk was cancelled after a half season of 13 episodes - which was a real shame.

The action, the bike, the music... especially the music by Tangerine Dream (they actually did 3.5 hours of a musical suite for the show which was then split up for each individual episode - a well overdue soundtrack release would be appreciated!) added to the high-tech production values of this comic-book type show. It never got a chance.


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