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Hawks (1988)

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dalton ... Bancroft
Anthony Edwards ... Deckermensky
Janet McTeer ... Hazel
Camille Coduri ... Maureen
Jill Bennett ... Vivian Bancroft
Robert Lang ... Walter Bancroft
Pat Starr ... Millie Deckermensky
Bruce Boa ... Byron Deckermensky
Sheila Hancock ... Regina
Geoffrey Palmer ... SAAB Salesman
Caroline Langrishe ... Carol
Benjamin Whitrow ... Mr. Granger
Robyn Moore Robyn Moore ... Second Bridesmaid
Connie Booth ... Nurse Jarvis
Julie T. Wallace ... Ward Sister
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Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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1989's Must-See Comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Falcões See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This is the only film written by Roy Clarke. See more »

Quotes

Deckermensky, 'Decker': I could've been killed. You stupid fuck.
Bancroft: Right.
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Connections

Referenced in Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

System of Love
Performed by Barry Gibb
Written by Barry Gibb, George Bitzer and Alan Kendall
Produced by Barry Gibb and Karl Richardson
Co-produced by Brian Tench
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A beautiful, funny and very emotional rollercoaster...
2 October 2003 | by debbieaske-harrisSee all my reviews

This film has always stuck in my mind as the one that moves me like no other. I've had it on vhs taped off the telly for 14 years now, and when I need a good cry it's always the one I turn to. After recently losing a close relative to cancer, I am now aware of how important it is to laugh and be positive in the face of adversity. A real gem, with incredible performances from the cast, especially Timothy Dalton who is fantastic. This is also a chance to see the fabulous Janet McTeer in a very early role. See it now! (If you can find it that is!)


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