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Airwolf: Volume 2 - Mad Over Miami/And They Are Us/Fight Like ... [DVD]

Jan-Michael Vincent , Alex Cord    Parental Guidance   DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott, Deborah Pratt
  • Writers: Donald P. Bellisario
  • Producers: John A. Kuri
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2001
  • Run Time: 142 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005OVY1
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,675 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Airwolf appeared only two years after Knight Rider and, perplexingly, the same year as the short-lived Blue Thunder series. However, creator Donald P Bellisario had spent more than a little time in fully conceptualising this series. Although the format allowed for stories-of-the-week, a B-plot always ran as background motivation for the individual tales. This was a trick Bellisario would also use to good effect later in Magnum P.I. and Quantum Leap. The hook that sustains the audience here is an extremely bitter sub-plot: Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) is a peculiar anti-hero to root for since he is effectively being held to ransom and doing the same in return. His brother St. John is held captive somewhere and until his release the Airwolf chopper is Hawke's to keep hidden and use under the covert instructions of "Archangel". His best friend Dominic Santini (the ever-appealing Ernest Borgnine) is a surrogate father figure caught up in the family history. All this pre-determined angst means this is never a show that plays itself for laughs. Very specific character flaws are upfront from the beginning. We are hammered over the head with the idea of Hawke being a tortured intellectual; hence the cello, log cabin retreat and inability to smile. Of course the real star is the spurious technology showcased in the Mach One helicopter armed to the teeth and able to defy the laws of physics on a regular basis. As the mid-80s looked increasingly to the lighter side in most television successes, Airwolf is a rare display of aggression. Justice is fought, but dig only a little way and the moral motivations are often in question. Toward the end of its third season things began to lose coherence and after a year's pause the show was magically resurrected with an all-new cast. It didn't last. --Paul Tonks

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Three further escapades for the heavily-armoured helicopter and its pilots Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine). Includes 'Mad Over Miami', 'And They Are Us' and 'Fight Like a Dove'.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last 28 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Airwolf, along with Knight Rider, Blue Thunder and StreetHawk took a hi-tech machine and made every kid of the time (and a few adults) want one. In the case of Airwolf, it's an armour-plated, supersonic helicopter with enough onboard computer wizardry to give KITT an inferiority complex and sufficient firepower to take on small nations. Despite the shows' low-budget nature and often corny storylines, I grew up watching this and it's lost none of it's magic on re-release. Compared to other hi-tech series from this era, Airwolf definitely looks and sounds the best. An absolute must for anyone over 25 and remembers its initial release on Friday nights on ITV in the '80s (just after 'Play Your Cards Right' if I remember rightly). By the way: Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf? No contest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Action From The Big Bad Wolf! 22 April 2003
By A Customer
In my review of Airwolf DVD Vol. 1, I wrote some background on the show itself (hey, take a look at my review if you wish). As stated there, Airwolf was a fantastic show ahead of it's time. And Vol. 2 here give us more fantastic action from Hawke, Santini and most importantly...Airwolf, the Mach 1 chopper that kicks butt!
The first episode on this DVD is 'Mad Over Miami' where Hawke and Santini join forces with Cuban freedom fighters to aid the release of Cuban prisoners. Great great episode!
The second episode is 'And They Are Us'. Hawke and Santini travel to an African nation to prevent a coup but whilst there, Hawke meets an old Vietnam chopper pilot who is now a mercenary and who may know the location of Hawke's MIA brother. A good episode with a sad ending.
The third episode is 'Fight Like A Dove'. In this, Hawke and Santini go up against a Nazi war criminal who has a weapon that may be able to blow Airwolf out of the sky. Another great episode.
Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memory lane 13 April 2014
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You just can't have too much of a good thing ! All the lead actors give their best in the stories.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Airwolf season 2 1 Dec 2005
By Duncan Macleod - Published on
i think this item should be on dvd because it has alot of action i love it so much i watch it every day jan michael vincent is a good actor he pulls it off on every eppisode. so put it on dvd
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent customer service 26 Dec 2011
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Although I had mistakenly ordered the wrong DVD, the company explained the reason for my problem and promptly returned my full purchase price even though the mistake was mine.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Season 1 is great - Want season 2 6 Jan 2006
By Earron Dennis - Published on
Season 1 is great - Want season 2
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