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The Hawk (1993)

Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she ... See full summary »

Director:

David Hayman

Writers:

Peter Ransley (novel), Peter Ransley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Webster Daryl Webster ... Woman Driver
Thomas Taplin Thomas Taplin ... Boy in Car
Joshua Taplin Joshua Taplin ... Boy in Car
David Harewood ... Sergeant Streete
Clive Russell ... Chief Inspector Daybury
Pooky Quesnel ... WPC Clarke
Marie Hamer Marie Hamer ... Jackie Marsh
Helen Mirren ... Annie Marsh
Christopher Madin Christopher Madin ... Matthew Marsh
George Costigan ... Stephen Marsh
Rosemary Leach ... Mrs. Marsh
Owen Teale ... Ken Marsh
Melanie Hill ... Norma
Helen Ryan ... Mrs. Crowther
John Duttine ... John
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Storyline

Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she discovers she does not have the happy marriage she always believed and begins to piece together the times and dates of her husband's frequent absences, her fears begin to take hold, and her sanity deteriorates. Written by Winona Kent

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and terror | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Falke des Schreckens See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

[repeated line]
Annie Marsh: Stephen... Stephen... STEPHEN
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE IS FOR SALE
Composed by Paul A. Campbell
Copyright B.D.M. Music Ltd.
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Dull
16 February 2007 | by the_two_miraclesSee all my reviews

A tedious thriller which feels a lot longer than its 88 minutes. Mirren's performance as is solid as you'd expect, but that really isn't quite enough and it's hard to see why this was a film as opposed to a one off TV-drama. I suppose there is something to be said for the fact the film really only let's us experience Mirren's character's perspective and the fact that the audience is kept guessing for much of the movie, but really you can't help feel this could have been a lot better. Compare it to an episode of Cracker or Prime Suspect, and it's nowhere near as dark and brooding as it likes to think it is, and nowhere near as dark and brooding as we know British drama can achieve.


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