Nighthawks
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Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) are New York police officers specially assigned to a special multi-national team dedicated to tracking down terrorist Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer). Wulfgar planted a bomb in a London department store, killing several children and he is now an outcast, hunted by both the police and his fellow gang members. He has extensive plastic surgery and resumes his activities aided by Shakka (Persis Khambutta), a completely psychotic fellow outcast. Soon DaSilva and Wulfgar are engaged in a violent battle of wits as Wulfgar resumes his… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

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"Though there's never much doubt how the duel will end, the climax is nonetheless surprising and totally satisfying, topping the energy of the previous pursuit."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Stallone dresses in drag for his first onscreen appearance as a cop. This is one reel bad dude."
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
"Nighthawks is a compelling movie with plenty of adrenaline-pumping chase sequences."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Vicious and intense cat-and-mouse cop thriller."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"A terrorist hijacking a cable car, even in New York, is a mildly ludicrous idea -- were no 747s handy? The plot of Nighthawks makes no sense."
‑ , Time Out
"This very effective thriller features a chilling performance by Hauer as the emotionless killing machine. Stallone and Williams are also credible, and the film makes good use of its New York locations."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"While the plotting is familiar (especially after countless imitations), competent scripting, direction and acting make this above average entertainment."
‑ , Film4
"All of it is standard stuff, and yet Nighthawks has been assembled with enough pep to make it feel fresh."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A taut urban thriller with a hissable villain and an unforgettable ending. One of Stallone's best films."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"One of Stallone's better non-Rocky efforts"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
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