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Nighthawks (1981)

99 min.
Plot  In the South Bronx during the late-night to early-morning hours on New Year's Eve 1980, three armed assailants attempt a mugging on a supposedly unsuspecting woman, who turns out to be NYPD police detectives, Det. Sgts. Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) in drag for a carefully planned sting operation. His partner Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) immobilizes two of the suspects as Deke chases the third upstairs to the 174th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line) Subway Station platform and dares the man to cut him. Deke then incapacitates him with a scarf and places him under arrest.

On the same day in London, terrorist Heymar Reinhardt, alias Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) bombs a department store. Meanwhile, back in New York City, DaSilva and Fox serve a high-risk warrant in the Bronx. They raid a known drug distribution spot, where they discover corrupt police officers amongst the dealers.

Still in London, Wulfgar converses with his contact, Kenneth, at a party. Kenneth tells...



Sylvester Stallone
Detective Sergeant Deke DaSilva
Billy Dee Williams
Detective Sergeant Matthew Fox
Lindsay Wagner
Irene DaSilva
Persis Khambatta
Shakka Holland/Shakka Kapoor
Nigel Davenport
Peter Hartman
Rutger Hauer
Heymar "Wulfgar" Reinhardt/Eric
Joe Spinell
Lieutenant Munafo
Walter Mathews
Howard Stein
Disco Manager
Jamie Gillis
Catherine Mary Stewart
London shop assistant
Edward Fox
A.T.A.C. Man


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