5.4/10
332
8 user 2 critic

The Hawk (1993)

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

Director:

David Hayman

Writers:

Peter Ransley (novel), Peter Ransley (screenplay)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Hussy (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Beaty (Dame Helen Mirren) is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory (John Shea) is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Chapman
Stars: Helen Mirren, John Shea, Paul Angelis
Red Hot Shot (1970)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Frank Berin (Michael Reardon) was removed from an investigation into Mac Brown (Vittorio Duse), the owner of a pharmaceutical company, who was suspected of drug trafficking and illegal experiments on teenagers. When Brown is murdered, Frank is called to investigate.

Director: Piero Zuffi
Stars: Michael Reardon, Barbara Bouchet, Carmelo Bene
Cal (1984)
Drama | Thriller | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Cal (John Lynch), a young man on the fringes of the I.R.A., falls in love with Marcella (Dame Helen Mirren), a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year ... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor
Stars: Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Vic Mathews (Tom Conti) teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Gormley
Stars: Tom Conti, Helen Mirren, David Hayman
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Canadian surgeon Dr. Norman Bethune (Donald Sutherland) journeys one thousand five hundred miles into China to reach Mao Zedong's eighth route Army in the Wu Tai mountains where he will ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Borsos
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Helen Shaver
Red King, White Knight (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The C.I.A. hears of a K.G.B. scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner (Tom Skerritt), an agent retired for ten years, to go to Russia to investigate. He ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Max von Sydow, Helen Mirren
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Rees
Stars: Paul Scofield, David Threlfall, Helen Mirren
Painted Lady (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

From the Irish countryside to London to New York City and back again, Maggie Sheridan (Dame Helen Mirren) reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer. With her panache and ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Helen Mirren, Iain Glen, Franco Nero
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.

Director: Charles Sturridge
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

1908: Basil Pascali (Sir Ben Kingsley), a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be ... See full summary »

Director: James Dearden
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which I.R.A. prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against their treatment as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. It focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and their struggle.

Director: Terry George
Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen
Miss Julie (TV Movie 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A televised Royal Shakespeare Company production of August Strindberg's classic play. Miss Julie (Dame Helen Mirren), a nineteenth century aristocrat's daughter, is attracted to one of the servants in her father's house.

Directors: John Glenister, Robin Phillips
Stars: Helen Mirren, Donal McCann, Heather Canning
Edit

Storyline

Housewife Annie Marsh (Dame Helen Mirren) 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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?

Trivia

Loosely based on the true life Yorkshire Ripper case. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Annie Marsh: Stephen... Stephen... STEPHEN
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE IS FOR SALE
Composed by Paul A. Campbell
Copyright B.D.M. Music Ltd.
See more »

User Reviews

 
Dull and unconvincing thriller.
23 February 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This was a rather disappointing movie. The concept of the movie is great thriller material but unfortunately the finished result was a huge letdown. The movie is dull and the story isn't a very believable one.

It really is the story and storytelling that make this thriller a weak one. There hardly is any character development. The story itself also at times doesn't make real sense. The story takes some odd and unlikely turns at times. At times it also takes ages before something interesting happens again. And really, if the police were really that dumb and narrow minded, serial killers must really have an easy job.

Yeah sure, it has still got Helen Mirren in it, which is probably also the only reason why I watched this movie in the first place, but come on, why did she ever agreed to appear in this movie in the first place... And besides, a great actress is never a guarantee that the movie is any good or even a watchable one. She is a great actress but she gets very little interesting to do. Besides like I mentioned before, the character development is quite poor, which is all the more reason why this movie falls flat as a thriller.

You're better of watching a good English detective-series episode. There is more development, tension and mystery present in that.

5/10

http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Falke des Schreckens See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,535, 12 December 1993

Gross USA:

$8,906

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,906
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed