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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.

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Millie Deckermensky
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Byron Deckermensky
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Regina
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SAAB Salesman
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Carol
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Mr. Granger
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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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In this life, people are either hawks or pigeons. Meet the... HAWKS. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Falcões  »

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Second of three collaborations of Timothy Dalton and Cinematographer Malcolm Cooke. The others being Flash Gordon (1980) and Scarlett (1994). See more »

Quotes

Deckermensky, 'Decker': So, what do you do when you're not wearing funny noses?
Bancroft: I'm a solicitor.
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Referenced in Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

CHAIN REACTION
Performed by Diana Ross
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Produced by Barry Gibb, Karl Richardson and Albhy Galuten
By courtesy of EMI Records Limited and RCA Records
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I found this movie uplifting, inspiring, and joyful.
12 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't sure I was up to watching this movie knowing the subject matter. I was at the bedside of two of my closest women friends when they died of cancer. Well, I can truly say I found this movie uplifting, inspiring, and joyful. Timothy Dalton (Bancroft) and Anthony Edwards (Deck) are wonderful in their respective roles of the two cancer patients who decide to enjoy themselves while they still can. I enjoyed the developing friendship of the men and their relationships with the women Hazel and Maureen who they meet in Holland. Camille Coduri and Janet McTeer are believable in these strong women roles. Mr. Dalton deserves praise for his courage in taking on such an off-beat role. His performance in this heart-warming movie shows once again his versatility and talent as an actor as well as his devotion to his craft. It has been a long time since I have laughed and cried so hard in a movie.


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