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"One man can bring the world to its knees and only one man can stop him."
  • R
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.3  (21,505)
  • 56

Nighthawks is a 1981 action thriller movie directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, and Billy Dee Williams. The movie is set in New York City and revolves around a tough cop named Deke DaSilva, played by Stallone, who is tasked with stopping a group of international terrorists from attacking the city.

The movie begins with DaSilva and his partner, Matthew Fox, played by Williams, tracking down a group of thieves who have stolen a rare painting. During the chase, one of the thieves is killed, and the other is captured. The captured thief is revealed to be a member of a terrorist organization called "Wolfgar," which is led by a ruthless man named Wulfgar, played by Hauer.

DaSilva is soon approached by British MI6 agent, Peter Hartman, who informs him that Wulfgar and his team have arrived in New York City and are planning a major terrorist attack. DaSilva is then tasked with forming a new undercover team that includes a rookie cop named Gallagher, played by Nigel Davenport, and a female police officer named Irene, played by Lindsay Wagner.

As the team begins their investigation, it becomes clear that Wulfgar is planning to attack a United Nations delegation. The delegation includes a number of high-ranking officials, including the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Throughout the film, DaSilva and his team track the terrorists as they prepare for the attack. The team engages in several tense and violent confrontations with the terrorists, including a shoot-out on a crowded subway train.

In the final act of the movie, the team learns that Wulfgar and his team are planning to attack the delegation during a concert at a major sports arena. DaSilva and his team race to stop them, culminating in an intense confrontation between DaSilva and Wulfgar.

Overall, Nighthawks is a tense, thrilling movie that features some impressive action sequences and strong performances from its lead actors. Stallone delivers a powerful performance as the tough, no-nonsense cop, while Hauer is excellent as the chilling and ruthless Wulfgar. The movie also benefits from its gritty, realistic portrayal of New York City and its police force, which adds to the movie's tension and suspense. Fans of gritty action movies and thrillers should definitely check out Nighthawks.

Nighthawks is a 1981 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 56.

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