Movie Recommendation of the Week: Nighthawks

Deke DaSilva and Matthew Fox are two New York cops who get transferred to an elite anti-terrorism squad. About this same time, an infamous international terrorist shows up in New York looking to cause some chaos. It’s up to DaSilva and Fox to stop him, but will they be in time…?

Don’t worry, there will be no spoilers here.  So let’s get to 10 reasons why this movie kicks ass.

1. Sylvester Stallone’s beard and mustache are legendary.
2. Billy Dee Williams as a sidekick? Check.
3. One of the best uses of a song by the Rolling Stones. (they use the song “Brown Sugar” in a critical moment in the film)
4. Rutger Hauer is one of the coolest terrorists ever in this movie
5. The use of the Roosevelt Island tram is highly badass.
6. Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner is in this movie!
7. Seriously, they don’t make terrorist movies like they used to. This has a solid plot, great chase scenes, and even solid acting.
8. Pretty cool twist – I guess for 1981 it was a cool twist
9. Obviously the leather jackets involved in this film
10. Did I mention Stallone’s beard?

Trailer after the jump…..


The facial hair on Stallone alone is worth the watch.

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  1. Ugh, this has to be the most over-rated, under-rated movie ever. I hear people talking about this one all the time now. I finally watched it from beginning to end a few months ago and was bored to tears. The only saving grace to the film is Sly losing it and screaming at the top of his lungs in the infamous train station scene.

    Oh, and for the record, Sly is my favorite actor ever, Rocky 4 is my favorite movie ever, AND I just got back from the theater tonight after seeing Expendables 2 for the SIXTH (6th) time. So I am not, in any way, shape, or form, a hater.

    Here’s a funny video I made:

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