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A Man Called Hawk 

This series features the character from Spencer: For Hire (1985). This time he is the star. We find Hawk now in Washington, D.C., and there he is called upon to help those who need his help... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Avery Brooks ...  Hawk 13 episodes, 1989
Moses Gunn ...  Old Man 10 episodes, 1989
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This series features the character from Spencer: For Hire (1985). This time he is the star. We find Hawk now in Washington, D.C., and there he is called upon to help those who need his help or whose lives may be in danger. Also people from his past come calling to settle old scores or to collect or settle old debts. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1989 (USA) See more »

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Hawk See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Avery Brooks (Hawk) and Samuel L. Jackson (Cutter) appeared in Spencer: For Hire (1985) and Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987). See more »

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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: NBComics #1 (2011) See more »

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Hawk Was Shaft on Steroids
22 April 2006 | by LaurentRuisseauxSee all my reviews

I grew up during the 1950s and 60s; therefore, I am familiar with black action heroes like Woody Strode's Sergeant Rutledge, Richard Rountree's John Shaft, Robert Hooks' Mr. T (in the movie "Trouble Man"), Greg Morris's Barney Collier (on TV's "Mission Impossible"), Clarence Williams' Linc Hayes (on TV's "The Mod Squad"), etc. So, I can say with some experience that Avery Brooks' portrayal of "A Man Called Hawk" was the ultimate incarnation black male urban suavity. As much as we loved (and needed) the John Shaft image, Hawk took it to a whole new level. Hawk was like Shaft on steroids...and freely independent, too! He was the total package, and Avery Brooks brought him to life with genuine suspension of disbelief. It was the perfect dream. I was afraid OF and FOR Hawk because I knew he would not compromise.


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