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Hawks (1988)

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

Writers:

Barry Gibb (idea), David English (idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dalton ... Bancroft
Anthony Edwards ... Deckermensky
Janet McTeer ... Hazel
Camille Coduri ... Maureen
Jill Bennett ... Vivian Bancroft
Robert Lang ... Walter Bancroft
Pat Starr ... Millie Deckermensky
Bruce Boa ... Byron Deckermensky
Sheila Hancock ... Regina
Geoffrey Palmer ... SAAB Salesman
Caroline Langrishe ... Carol
Benjamin Whitrow ... Mr. Granger
Robyn Moore Robyn Moore ... Second Bridesmaid
Connie Booth ... Nurse Jarvis
Julie T. Wallace ... Ward Sister
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Storyline

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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1989's Must-See Comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Four of the cast of Hawks (1988) have appeared in the James Bond film franchise. Jill Bennett played Jacoba Brink in For Your Eyes Only (1981), Geoffrey Palmer portrayed Admiral Roebuck in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Timothy Dalton was James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), and Julie T. Wallace played Rosika Miklos in The Living Daylights (1987) See more »

Quotes

Deckermensky, 'Decker': [Coma patient Mr. Lightowler passes gas] Does he do that a lot?
Bancroft: It's his one little vanity. He likes to keep the impression he's still alive.
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Connections

Referenced in Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

System of Love
Performed by Barry Gibb
Written by Barry Gibb, George Bitzer and Alan Kendall
Produced by Barry Gibb and Karl Richardson
Co-produced by Brian Tench
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I could connect with the movie.
9 May 1999 | by talltomSee all my reviews

I could understand what the main characters were going through. When I saw the movie, I was 5 years free of Terminal ill Stage4 Hodgkin's Cancer. I was told I would not make it to my 30th birthday. I am now 42. I had many the same feelings and attitude of the main characters in the movie. I think it is an excellent movie.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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