Nighthawks Movie Trivia

Nighthawks Trivia

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...With Rutger Hauer making an impressive debut.

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Film facts for the 1981 Action / Adventure movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner More Cast

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Watch at the beginning in the British department store for the brief appearance of a very young Catherine Mary Stewart sporting an "authentic" English accent. This was only her third appearance in a movie, but Catherine would later go on to be one of the quintessential actresses of the 80's with leading roles in "The Last Starfighter", "Night of the Comet" and "Mischief", amongst others.
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The DJ in the disco scene was the famous Jellybean Benítez.
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The guy looking at Lindsey Wagner at the department store in the beginning of the movie was adult star Jamie Gillis.
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Hilary Thompson, who portrays the first American Hauer romances, previously appeared on an episode of "The Streets of San Francisco" opposite Stallone's fellow action star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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When Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell appeared in 1989 on Arsenio Hall's late night, self-titled chat show, Stallone was a bit embarassed to see a clip of himself in drag from the end of "Nighthawks." This was only after Russell was shown in drag in "Tango and Cash." Stallone and Russell got the last laugh when they showed the host his appearance in drag from "Coming to America".
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Tony Munafo, a friend of Stallone's and his longtime bodyguard has a small role as the bouncer at the nightclub where Stallone and Williams first encounter their quarry.
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Joe Spinell, who had appeared in quite a few films with Stallone, notably the first two "Rocky" films, appears for the last time with the actor. The two first appeared in the Robert Mitchum film "Farewell My Lovely."
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Actress Persis Khambatta, also played Lt. Ilia in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979).
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The film's director, Bruce Malmuth, can be seen as the ring announcer in the "Karate Kid" series.
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Many of the film's crew, including editor Christopher Holmes and cinematographer, James Counter, eventually moved on to the cult classic, "The Last Dragon".
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The original trailer showed a scene in which Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) is in the subway looking at a map and stares at a cop next to him which was never in the final cut.
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A lobby card shows an extra scene between Sylvester Stallone and Lindsay Wagner that was cut from the film.

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