Nighthawks

Nighthawks

Director: Bruce Malmuth

Cast: Bruce Malmuth, Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Rutger Hauer

     
 

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Sylvester Stallone and Rutger Hauer star in the crime thriller Nighthawks, which makes its debut on DVD with an anamorphic widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The film has never looked better on home video. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English, Spanish, and French subtitles areSee more details below

Overview

Sylvester Stallone and Rutger Hauer star in the crime thriller Nighthawks, which makes its debut on DVD with an anamorphic widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The film has never looked better on home video. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. The film's original theatrical trailer is included and may very well make this disc worthwhile all by itself. This is a fine release that will please fans of the film as well as Stallone fans and genre enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Bruce Malmuth's solid, well-conceived thriller features a chillingly effective Rutger Hauer in his breakthrough role along with an excellent, uncharacteristically low-key Stallone. The film pits a New York cop (Billy Dee Williams) and an undercover specialist (Stallone), part of a newly formed antiterrorist unit, against politically aggrieved killing machine Rutger Hauer. Although resonating eerily with the events of September 11, 2001, at the time, the Hauer character echoed the activities of the dangerous Bader-Meinhoff gang, following a decade which saw a swift spike in international terrorism. Except for a predictable subplot concerning Stallone's marital problems, the film is a suspenseful, well-paced effort, including subtle characterization of both the terrorist and his opponents. Along with more conventional mayhem, it features memorable terrorist set pieces in a crowded disco, and on the Roosevelt Island tram, far above the city. The principals are supported by a solid cast, particularly Nigel Davenport as the tough-talking leader of the antiterrorist group. The film was initiated by legendary production designer Paul Sylbert, who helped co-write the script, unfortunately, his last.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
UPC:
0025192090622
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
16,903

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Deke DaSilva
Billy Dee Williams Matthew Fox
Rutger Hauer Wulfgar
Nigel Davenport Peter Hartman
Persis Khambatta Shakka
Lindsay Wagner Irene
Joe Spinell Lt. Munafo
Hilary Thompson Pam
Tawn Christian Disco Hostess
Edward Fox Actor
Jamie Gillis Designer
Walter Mathews Commissioner
Eivind Harum Swedish Ambassador
Walter Mac Neil Commissioner
E. Brian Dean Sergeant
Caesar Cordova Puerto Rican Proprietor
Charles Duval Dr. Ghiselin
Tony Munafo Big Mike
Howard Stein Disco Manager
Luke Reilly Conductor
Yvette Hawkins Mrs. Ntembwe
Jacques Roux French Ambassador
Clebert Ford Nigerian Ambassador
Obaka Adedunyo Mr. Ntembwe
Jean-Pierre Stewart Rene Marigny
Thomas Rosales Ripper
Jose Santana Ripper
Tom Degidon Immigration Officer
Karl Wickman Helicopter Pilot
Cliff Cudney A.T.A.C. Man
Joe Dabenigno A.T.A.C. Man
Steve Daskawisz A.T.A.C. Man
Paul Farentino A.T.A.C. Man
Al Levitsky A.T.A.C. Man
Dar Robinson A.T.A.C. Man
Luke Walter A.T.A.C. Man
Brian Osborne Orchard
Robert Pugh Kenna
Catherine Stewart Salesgirl
Frederick Treves Chief Police Inspector
Jim Beaver Subway Passenger
Al Cerullo Helicopter Pilot

Technical Credits
Bruce Malmuth Director
Nick Allder Special Effects
William Badalato Production Designer
Jim Contner Cinematographer
Robert de Mora Costumes/Costume Designer
Dick Smith Special Effects
Keith Emerson Score Composer
John Falabella Costumes/Costume Designer
Christopher Holmes Editor
Peter Larkin Production Designer
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Franklin R. Levy Executive Producer
Herb Nanas Producer
Martin Poll Producer
Dar Robinson Stunts
David Shaber Screenwriter
Paul Sylbert Screenwriter
Fred C. Weiler Set Decoration/Design
Michael Wise Producer
Michael Wise Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "He-Man" (Main Titles) [4:57]
2. No Security [6:06]
3. Why Can't You Change? [3:50]
4. Becoming a Legend [7:10]
5. Reassigned [4:57]
6. G.A.T.A.C. [4:40]
7. International Terror [4:54]
8. Only a Warning [6:19]
9. Lady Killer [4:12]
10. On the Beat [6:56]
11. Take the Shot! [8:56]
12. Not His Big Play [6:40]
13. Hostage Situation [5:34]
14. We're Not That Different [5:32]
15. Making Demands [3:07]
16. Ride to the Airport [5:07]
17. Left Behind [6:29]
18. End Titles [3:40]

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