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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Webster ... Woman Driver
Thomas Taplin ... Boy in Car
Joshua Taplin ... Boy in Car
... Sergeant Streete
... Chief Inspector Daybury
... WPC Clarke
Marie Hamer ... Jackie Marsh
... Annie Marsh
Christopher Madin ... Matthew Marsh
... Stephen Marsh
... Mrs. Marsh
... Ken Marsh
... Norma
... Mrs. Crowther
... John
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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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Rated R for language and terror | See all certifications »
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10 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Falke des Schreckens  »

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1.66 : 1
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[repeated line]
Boy in CarBoy in Car: Here We Go... Here We Go... Here We Go...
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Featured in Screen Two: The Hawk (1995) See more »

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LOVE IS FOR SALE
Composed by Paul A. Campbell
Copyright B.D.M. Music Ltd.
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Unconventional thriller.
8 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

A slight British thriller, with a strong cast, and a different take on the murder-mystery genre. Mirren plays Annie Marsh, who starts to believe her husband is 'The Hawk' a serial killer preying on lone women drivers, who has eluded police capture and is still on the loose. Her mounting paranoia is only exacerbated by a police force who refuse to take her seriously because of her previous history of mental illness, and her own mind, which is cruelly playing tricks on her.

Rather than the conventional narrative of following the police investigation, or the killer himself, the story is told predominantly from Annie's point of view. Mirren's performance holds the film together, and despite it's limitations it still manages to keep you guessing right up to the last minute.


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