Nighthawks is the story of Jim, a geography teacher at a London comprehensive school. Living alone in a cramped flat, his sexuality a half open secret to everyone but his pupils and his parents, he spends the evenings at gay bars and discos looking vainly for Mr Right. A succession of relationships peter out after two or three weeks, and the only continuities in his life are his work and his burgeoning friendship with a female supply teacher, Judy. Both are threatened as Jims quiet desperation boils up towards the surface...
Hugely controversial on its initial release Nighthawks was one of the first British movies to accurately depict the life of a gay man in London. This is first time it has ever been available on DVD. Extras include a newly commissioned documentary on the making and and impact of Nighthawks presented by Matt Lucas from Little Britain.
" ..very moving. It should be widely seen and discussed" -- The Guardian
" the first film to delve with anything resembling realism into London gay life" -- Financial Times