The London department store seen being blown up at the beginning of the film was actually Arding & Hobbs, located at Clapham Junction, SW11 - which at the time of filming belonged to the Allders group. The store still exists today, but is now owned by Debenhams. During the 2011 England Riots the shop again had its windows smashed.
i think that this is such a cult classics movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie i think that this is such a brilliant movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie it is such a really suspenseful movie 2 watch as the director keeps you on the edges of your seat thorughout this movie its such a brilliant movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie.......
Deke DaSilva is a fairly straight-shooter cop who follows the books and believes the best way to stop crime is by working the front lines. However, when a terrorist blowing up buildings all over the city gains national attention, DaSilva is recruited to join a tactical force to assassinate the terrorist. Everything the tactical force is asking him to do is against his beliefs. Can DaSilva pull it together and execute his mission?
"I'll cut you man."
"I've got the hots for you."
Bruce Malmuth, director of Hard to Kill, Pentathlon, The Man Who Wasn't There, and Fore Play, delivers Nighthawks. The storyline for this picture is just okay and fairly cliché 80s action genre. The action scenes were pretty good, and the characters were interesting as Rutger Hauer always makes a great villain. The film also stars Sylvestor Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, and Nigel Davenport.
"She shot a policeman in the back at point blank range."
I added this film to my Netflix wish list because I am a bit ashamed to say I had never seen this. This is definitely an above average addition to the action genre. The character development is very solid and the script is better than average. I definitely recommend this movie to fans of the genre.
"Understand this, sucker, you're a cop and you'll go where you are assigned."
gritty little crime thriller.
definitely worth a re-watch.
odd to see sweaty joe spinell play a cop but...
Stallone is surprisingly excellent in his role as a NYPD decoy cop. This was made before he became a caricature of himself. He's very restrained in his performance, and although this IS an action movie, he makes a believable cop and not an over the top Cobra type character. It's my favorite Stallone movie after Rocky. Billy Dee Williams is remarkably subdued as well, fresh off The Empire Strikes Back he breaks from the suave Lando Calrissian mold and also is quite believable as a beat cop.
Young Rutger Hauer's performances are always a marvel. This was pre-Blade Runner but his talent as an ice cold killer is chilling. One aspect this movie has that other modern movies miss are that the characters actually show nervousness, hesitation and fear. They're portrayed as humans, not icy nerves of steel machines.
Lindsay Wagner has a small but memorable part, she was wonderful in her day.
You get a look at old New York, as I remember it as a kid. The soundtrack is classic "cheesy" cop drama but it's a very good movie and to me it hold up right next to The French Connection and Serpico.