Nighthawks [Blu-ray] [1981]

  • SKU: 5290400
  • Release Date: 10/18/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 34)

Special Features


  • NEW interviews with producer Herb Nanas, writer Paul Sylbert, director of photography James A. Contner, actors Lindsay Wagner and Catherine Mary Stewart and police consultant Randy Jurgensen
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Nighthawks
Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) are New York police officers specially assigned to a special multi-national team dedicated to tracking down terrorist Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer). Wulfgar planted a bomb in a London department store, killing several children and he is now an outcast, hunted by both the police and his fellow gang members. He has extensive plastic surgery and resumes his activities aided by Shakka (Persis Khambutta), a completely psychotic fellow outcast. Soon DaSilva and Wulfgar are engaged in a violent battle of wits as Wulfgar resumes his terrorist activities and threatens New York . This very effective thriller features a chilling performance by Rutger Hauer as the handsome, ruthless cold-blooded killer who charms women into helping him and then kills them. Sylvester Stallone gives an unusually understated emotionally vulnerable performance as a man trying to save lives while he saves his own marriage. The film makes excellent use of New York locales, particularly during a terrifying hijacking of a cable car where Wulfgar coolly decides which of the hostages will live or die. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sylvester Stallone
    Sylvester Stallone - Deke DaSilva
  • Billy Dee Williams
    Billy Dee Williams - Matthew Fox
  • Rutger Hauer
    Rutger Hauer - Wulfgar
  • Nigel Davenport
    Nigel Davenport - Peter Hartman
  • Persis Khambatta
    Persis Khambatta - Shakka



Customer rating

4.4
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stallone at his best!

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    eckoe
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    This ShoutFactory blu ray release includes the original music during the club scene. Unfortunately, this is not the full original uncut bits that were removed due to violence. Synopsis: Sylvester Stallone and Rutger Hauer star in this riveting story of suspense and intrigue that starts in London, continues in Paris and reaches its chilling conclusion on the streets of New York.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for early Stallone

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    Evilkev
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    Pretty good thriller, Rutger Hauer makes his film debut as Wulfgar, international terrorist who comes to the states. Stallone and Billy Dee Williams are the police officers assigned to take him down. I love the stare down scene in the night club! I only wish this contained the cut footage ,particularly in the final confrontation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nighthawks an 80s gem

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    Cowboys1
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    Before Rambo cemented Stallone as an action star for generations he starred in this gritty street drame about a terrorist that comes to NYC to enhance his reputation. Bully Dee Williams also stars as Stallone's partner with Rutger Hauer pre Blade Runner as the villain. A product of its time that still hold up and is an interesting watch after all these years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An 80's flick

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    boneDEEP1959
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    I'm all about 80's films, ones that were actually written well and had the right actors/actresses for the job. This is one that you don't hear too many people talking about. It has one of my favorite actors in it (Rutger Hauer) from bladerunner, so you know I had to see it and buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An unsung 80s action classic!

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    AOPisaac
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    How can Sly Stallone fail to entertain us when he's got Billy Dee Williams by his side (he shoulda been the star..) & Rutger Hauer to defeat? A cop vs terrorist actioner that has slipped away from mainstream eyes is back from the fabulous folks at Shout Factory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I Don't Know I Just Don't Know

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    Tack2775
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    I had been looking for this movie since I was a kid unfortunately I found it. If you're a fan then buy if you haven't seen it yet, rent it first.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie and bluray.

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    joeg
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    This movie is a great watch from start to end. The disc was manufactured to show this movie in it's best possible light and it shows. Would highly recommend this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nighthawks

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    TimmyG84
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    One of the most underrated Sylvester Stallone films. Nighthawks is a thriller where NYC officers track down an international terrorist in their city.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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