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5.0 out of 5 stars Sly Fox to catch a Wulf?, 13 May 2010
This review is from: Nighthawks [DVD] (DVD)
"Night Hawks" (1981) is an uncompromising, slam-bang action thriller about a couple of street-wise New York cops called Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) who are assigned to a special anti-terrorism unit. The main man they are after is a ruthless international terrorist called Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) who is now believed to be in New York City, after undergoing plastic surgery. That's the first problem that DaSilva and Fox are up against - they don't even know what Wulfgar really looks like now!

There are some terrific action scenes in this movie such as the thrilling chase sequence on the New York subway and a nail-biting sequence when Wulfgar and his female partner-in-crime, Shakka, hi-jack a cable car full of VIPs. The excellent cast also includes Joe Spinell as DaSilva's harrassed boss, Nigel Davenport as an anti-terrorism expert, and the original bionic woman, Lyndsay Wagner, as Mrs. DaSilva.

Sly Stallone is often regarded as a movie star rather than an actor but he puts in a great performance here as a cop who also has to contend with problems in his personal life - his marriage is on the rocks. Billy Dee Williams, best known for playing the suave Lando Calrissian in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return Of The Jedi", is also rather good as DaSilva's cop partner but some Star Wars fans may be shocked to hear some of his expletive-loaded outburts in this movie though! However, it is Rutger Hauer who steals the show (just like he did in "Blade Runner") with his chilling portrayal of Wulfgar. I must also mention that there is a great music score by rock keyboard wizard, Keith Emerson.

If you like tough, gritty action films then "Night Hawks" is definitely worth checking out.
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Initial post: 23 Apr 2013 21:26:36 BDT
not any action , just a boring thriller as expected because the film had a predictable look of it another failing film.
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