Nighthawks [DVD] [1981]

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.
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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

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