Airwolf

Airwolf

  • TV-PG
  • 1984
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.8  (10,202)

A high-tech military helicopter was used on various missions, such as stopping a traitor from giving a military fighter to the Russians in the 1980's television show, Airwolf. The show often involved Cold War themes, such as the Russians developing a serum that can kill people instantly, an Israeli war criminal who was killed by a Nazi, the rescue of political prisoners held in Cuba and stopping nuclear meltdown in the Soviet Union. The first three seasons stared Ernest Borgnine as Dominic Santini, the owner of Santini Air, Jan-Michael Vincent as Stringfellow Hawke, a captain in the United States Army, and Deborah Pratt, during season one, who was the go-to person for Michael Coldsmith Briggs III, whose codename as Archangel and was the Director of The Firm, which was operated by the CIA. Jean Bruce Scott played Caitlin O'Shannessy, a former helicopter pilot in the Texas Highway Patrol starting in season two. The show was on CBS for three seasons. After cancellation by the network, it was filmed for a fourth and final season by the USA network with a different cast. The fourth season stared Barry Van Dyke, as Saint John Hawke, a reserve major in the United States army and the brother of Stringfellow Hawke, Geraint Wyn Davies as United States Air Force Major Mike Rivers, Michele Scarabelli, as Jo Santini, who inherited Santini Air after her uncle Dominic died, Anthony Sherwood, as Jason Locke a CIA agent and William B. Davis, as Newman, Locke's boss. Stringfellow Hawke was a loner who lived in the mountains outside Los Angeles. The recluse had a coonhound,"Tet", and spent his time enjoying the priceless paintings he received in an inheritance from his grandfather, singing to eagles, enjoying the other wildlife, and playing his Stradivarius cello. Dominic Santini was his only friend. Dominic had flown with Stringfellow's father in World War II. Hawke had been a test pilot for the supersonic Airwolf which was built by the FIRM, which was a division of the CIA. After the helicopter was stolen by Dr. Charles Henry Moffet, who had created it, Hawke was asked to go to Libya to retrieve it. He then became involved in numerous missions designed to protect the United States from its enemies, foreign and domestic. Airwolf was actually a Bell 22 helicopter. In the show, it had sophisticated computer equipment on board, as well as a powerful military arsenal.

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Seasons
Welcome to Paradise
24. Welcome to Paradise
August 7, 1987
St. John Hawke is lured into the underworld of contraband by a woman he once loved.
Flying Home
23. Flying Home
July 31, 1987
Jo's father helps the Airwolf team recover radioactive plutonium stolen by a group of Neo-Nazis.
Poppy Chain
22. Poppy Chain
July 24, 1987
The team tracks a shipment of opium from Southeast Asia to France in an effort to gain sufficient evidence...
Malduke
21. Malduke
July 17, 1987
A sinister and dangerous man called Malduke threatens to destroy a freighter containing atomic waste if the...
The Puppet Master
20. The Puppet Master
July 10, 1987
Locke becomes the object of a plot to steal Airwolf after a physician successfully conducts brain implant...
The Golden One
19. The Golden One
July 3, 1987
Jo goes in search of her old boyfriend who is reported dead in a plane crash in a Middle Eastern desert.
Storm Warning
18. Storm Warning
May 29, 1987
When a corrupt general in a small republic disappears with millions of dollars in U.S. aid funds, the team...
On the Double
17. On the Double
May 22, 1987
The Airwolf team travels to an international air show to effect the escape of a double agent who has been...
The Key
16. The Key
May 15, 1987
When a group of radical anti-war pacifists gain control of twenty nuclear missiles and threatens to unleash...
Flowers of the Mountains
15. Flowers of the Mountains
May 8, 1987
St. John almost loses his life while test-flying an experimental airplane called Viper, then disappears after...
Ground Zero
14. Ground Zero
May 1, 1987
Revenge motivates a kamikaze pilot who was taken prisoner of war during World War II by St. John's father.
Rogue Warrior
13. Rogue Warrior
April 24, 1987
A set-up backfires, causing Locke to try and stop a spy from escaping with vital secrets and Mike as hostage.
X-Virus
12. X-Virus
April 10, 1987
St. John Hawke and an old friend from Vietnam discover a highly contagious and dangerous virus created by a...
Mime Troupe
11. Mime Troupe
April 3, 1987
Jo and Mike are assigned to protect the daughter of an inspector who is the target of a terrorist squad.
The Stavograd Incident, Part 2
10. The Stavograd Incident, Part 2
March 27, 1987
As the nuclear crisis worsens, Soviet authorities reluctantly agree to allow the Airwolf crew to join efforts...
The Stavograd Incident, Part 1
9. The Stavograd Incident, Part 1
March 20, 1987
As the nuclear crisis worsens, Soviet authorities reluctantly agree to allow the Airwolf crew to join efforts...
Code of Silence
8. Code of Silence
March 13, 1987
St. John Hawke tries to assure a fair trial for the commander of a special air combat force charged with...
Deathtrain
7. Deathtrain
March 6, 1987
When the United States and Russia place observers on a train carrying lethal gas to be destroyed, the Airwolf...
A Piece of Cake
6. A Piece of Cake
February 27, 1987
When Jo and Mike take a group of troubled youngsters on a camping trip, hoods sent by an organized crime czar...
Windows
5. Windows
February 20, 1987
The Airwolf team spends hours undercover as they monitor the movements of a known foreign agent they believe...
Salvage
4. Salvage
February 13, 1987
A clandestine plot to sell a missing attack helicopter is discovered by the Airwolf team while they attempt to...
A Town for Hire
3. A Town for Hire
February 6, 1987
A mysterious force brings down Jo's helicopter and St. John's plane during a training mission.
Escape
2. Escape
January 30, 1987
Jo is held prisoner in a Bulgarian prison camp when her airliner is forced down behind the Iron Curtain.
Blackjack
1. Blackjack
January 23, 1987
St John Hawke is manipulated by his captors into giving his brother Stringfellow clues to his location. "The Company", a new front for "The Firm", goes through drastic changes, and String is severely injured in an explosion that costs Dominic his life. Only a new team can now hope to uncover the true mysteries of "Operation Blackjack" and use Airwolf to successfully free St. John once and for all.
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A high-tech military helicopter was used on various missions, such as stopping a traitor from giving a military fighter to the Russians in the 1980's television show, Airwolf. The show often involved Cold War themes, such as the Russians developing a serum that can kill people instantly, an Israeli war criminal who was killed by a Nazi, the rescue of political prisoners held in Cuba and stopping nuclear meltdown in the Soviet Union.

The first three seasons stared Ernest Borgnine as Dominic Santini, the owner of Santini Air, Jan-Michael Vincent as Stringfellow Hawke, a captain in the United States Army, and Deborah Pratt, during season one, who was the go-to person for Michael Coldsmith Briggs III, whose codename as Archangel and was the Director of The Firm, which was operated by the CIA. Jean Bruce Scott played Caitlin O'Shannessy, a former helicopter pilot in the Texas Highway Patrol starting in season two.

The show was on CBS for three seasons. After cancellation by the network, it was filmed for a fourth and final season by the USA network with a different cast.

The fourth season stared Barry Van Dyke, as Saint John Hawke, a reserve major in the United States army and the brother of Stringfellow Hawke, Geraint Wyn Davies as United States Air Force Major Mike Rivers, Michele Scarabelli, as Jo Santini, who inherited Santini Air after her uncle Dominic died, Anthony Sherwood, as Jason Locke a CIA agent and William B. Davis, as Newman, Locke's boss.

Stringfellow Hawke was a loner who lived in the mountains outside Los Angeles. The recluse had a coonhound,"Tet", and spent his time enjoying the priceless paintings he received in an inheritance from his grandfather, singing to eagles, enjoying the other wildlife, and playing his Stradivarius cello. Dominic Santini was his only friend. Dominic had flown with Stringfellow's father in World War II.

Hawke had been a test pilot for the supersonic Airwolf which was built by the FIRM, which was a division of the CIA. After the helicopter was stolen by Dr. Charles Henry Moffet, who had created it, Hawke was asked to go to Libya to retrieve it. He then became involved in numerous missions designed to protect the United States from its enemies, foreign and domestic.

Airwolf was actually a Bell 22 helicopter. In the show, it had sophisticated computer equipment on board, as well as a powerful military arsenal.Airwolf is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (84 episodes). The series first aired on January 22, 1984.

Airwolf is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Airwolf on demand at and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    January 22, 1984
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (10,202)