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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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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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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

[repeated line]
Boy in CarBoy in Car: Here We Go... Here We Go... Here We Go...
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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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A dark and taut thriller.
12 February 2007 | by cureswhatailsyeSee all my reviews

I found the taut atmosphere of this film, present from the very outset, set the scene perfectly for the dark content of the film. Although obviously shot on a relatively low budget, I found that the tension kept me uneasy throughout.

Mirren's performance as the uncertain housewife becomes all the more intriguing when the characters history of mental illness is revealed. This leads to a real conflict between her and her husband, and the viewer is never sure who to side with.

Overall I think this is a great bit of British cinema, and for tension and a realistic darkness, matches any Hollywood blockbuster.


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