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NIFTY BLACK futurocopter saga with none-more-eighties JAN MICHAEL-VINCENT as cello-playing loner maverick Stringfellow Hawke, piloting eponymous supersonic, rader-evading chopper nicked from the US government, which he won’t give back until they locate his equally implausibly monickered brother St John Hawke who’s MIA. Michael Archangel (ALEX CORD), CIA type with cane and eyepatch gave the orders via The Firm; also on board were token easy-on-eye female recruit Caitlin and ERNEST BORGNINE (yazzah!) as old-school boss-mentor blokey. Final series saw St John fortuitously located, just as Michael-Vincent bailed out.



  1. Richardpd

    March 29, 2024 at 12:22 pm

    Quite good viewing for a Saturday afternoon, to complete the trinity of futuristic vehicles with Knight Rider & Streethawk.

    Fairly good of it’s time synth heavy theme, typical for a mid 1980s action show.

    The last series was made in Canada on a shoestring budget with a different cast, with recycled stock shots because they couldn’t afford a helicopter to make any more flight scenes!

  2. George White

    March 29, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    Also the last series has a bit where a BBC radio message plays over footage of Piccadilly, c.1968, complete with Baby Doll at the Pavilion.

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