Street Hawk (1985)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Action, Crime, Mystery


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A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.


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Creators:

Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff, Bruce Lansbury

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31 March 2009 | Paynebyname
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| God , I used to love this show
As a young boy I really loved this show.

At the time I was hugely into electro music (Jean Michel Jarre etc) so it's easy to see how the wicked Tangerine Dream theme tune had me hooked. I've always been a fan of the little guy and seeing this trying to go up against the likes of Knight Rider made me root for it even more.

I don't ride a bike but I've always thought that those who do look so cool in all their leathers and this probably helped fuel that. No visible show of skin, like some kind of futuristic warrior.

As for the show, what I can remember I hugely enjoyed. The play-off between the hero and his tech guy was always good fun as where the scenes when he would hit the turbo button. My step dad would always complain that this was impossible in a chain belt motorbike but what did he know! I remember at the end of the first episode the hero pulling out this 360 spin on the bike so he could survey the area with his special equipment. Both the tech guy character in the show, and myself, were blown away.

I can even remember an episode when the tech guy is being served by this buxom waitress in this fish restaurant. It clearly made an impression because I can exactly remember that she had on navy shorts, a navy and white horizontal striped jumper, lovely tumbling blond hair and a sailor cap.

The techie guy was all nervous but thankfully the hero gave him some tips on women and the next time the tech went back to the restaurant I think he gave her his number. As a young boy I probably held it as an example that the geek could get the honey. Only years later would I realise this was the most fictional part of the whole show! Anyway, I loved the show and was gutted when it was cancelled. Bravo to all those who made it.

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Responsible for the art direction of the daily series' locations and/or stage sets, the Art Department team was expected to supervise and coordinate the second unit stunt filming unit as well. William Tuntke (Art Director), Francis "Frank" Pezza and Bob Jillson (Assistant Art Directors) were the initiating Universal Studios' Art Department design team assigned the pilot and subsequent five shows. Producer Stephan Cragg and the show's other Producers found Tuntke and Pezza failed coordinating the "Street Hawk" bike stunt film unit's special effects requirements. Stephan Cragg had worked with Hub Braden on the television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982). Stephan Cragg asked Braden to take over "Street Hawk" as the show's Art Director. Braden was currently working at 20th Century Fox on the Glenn Larson and Harker Wade CBS-Fox series Cover Up (1984). Braden told Stephan Cragg that he would not make a lateral job move from one studio to another at scale, unless he would be offered more money to quit one show, moving (jumping ship) onto another studio project for more pay. Understanding the dilemma, Stephan Cragg offered Braden three hundred dollars over scale. When Braden told Harker Wade that he had been offered more pay, Harker Wade called the "Air Wolf UPM" questioning Braden's pay deal memo in order to stay with the Cover Up (1984) production crew. Airwolf (1984) was not changing nor firing their art direction team. Harker called Braden's bluff by not meeting Braden's pay raise deal memo to remain on Fox's Cover Up (1984). Fox's show UPM told Braden that Harker had called Universal's "Air Wolf UPM" confirming that their staff was not changing. Hub laughed, responding in dismay, "Harker called the wrong show UPM, "Street Hawk...not...Airwolf!"


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Written by
Edgar Froese (uncredited), Christopher Franke (uncredited) and Johannes Schmölling (uncredited)
Performed by Tangerine Dream

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Action | Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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