Two N.Y. cops (Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams) whose regular beat is street crime get involved in a fight against international terrorists. Notable action-packed scenes include a tense suspension in a tram car high above Manhattan. This program was an ITA Award winner.
Keith Emerson - Composer, NIGHTHAWKS
Paul Sylbert - Art Director/Screenwriter
Persis Khambatta - Actress/"Star Trek"
Peter Larkin - Production Designer
Peter S. Larkin - Production Designer
Sylvester Stallone - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Michael Sylvester Stallone - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Billy Dee Williams - American actor, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Rutger Hauer - Dutch Actor/In USA
Nigel Davenport - British Actor
David Shaber - Screenwriter
James A. Contner
Robert De Mora
John Falabella - Costume Designer, NIGHTHAWKS
Bruce Malmuth - American Director/Actor
Lindsay Wagner - American actress, THE BIONIC WOMAN (1976)
Tough New York cop Deke Da Silva pursues Europe's most ruthless terrorists through the streets, subways, and nightclubs of Manhattan.
"Nighthawks" was Dutch actor Rutger Hauer's first American film. Additional cast: Walter Matthews (as Commissioner), E. Brian Dean (Sergeant), Caesar Cordova (Puerto Rican Proprietor), Charles Duval (Dr. Ghiselin), Howard Stein (Disco Manager), Tawn Christian (Disco Hostess), and Jamie Gillis (Designer). Filmed in Technicolor.
"...A fine character study and engrossing yarn that adds up to good entertainment..." - 04/08/1981 Variety
"...Assembled with enough pep to make it feel fresh..." - 04/10/1981 New York Times, p.C6
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Stallone gives] a controlled performance in a gritty looking action-drama." - 02/01/2007 Total Film, 106