Hawks is a 1988 British comedy film about two terminally ill patients, an English lawyer named Bancroft (Timothy Dalton) and a young Gridiron football player (Anthony Edwards), who decide to sneak out of their hospital rooms and live life to its fullest for whatever time they have left. Their goal is to reach a famous brothel in Amsterdam. Along the way, they encounter various characters including a pair of misfit British women played by Camille Coduri and Janet McTeer.
|Directed by||Robert Ellis Miller|
|Written by||Roy Clarke|
|Story by||Barry Gibb|
|Music by||Barry Gibb|
The film was directed by Robert Ellis Miller and based on a short story written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and David English, and the screenplay was written by Roy Clarke. The musical score was composed by Gibb.
The film is rated R16 in New Zealand for nudity, sexual references and offensive language.
- Timothy Dalton - Bancroft
- Anthony Edwards - Deckermensky
- Janet McTeer - Hazel
- Camille Coduri - Maureen
- Jill Bennett - Vivian Bancroft
- Robert Lang - Walter Bancroft
- Bruce Boa - Byron Deckermensky
- Pat Starr - Millie Deckermensky
- Sheila Hancock - Regina
- Geoffrey Palmer - SAAB Salesman
- Caroline Langrishe - Carol
- Benjamin Whitrow - Mr. Granger
- Connie Booth - Nurse Jarvis
- Julie T. Wallace - Ward Sister
- Maslin, Janet (10 November 1989). "Hawks (1989) Review/Film; Making The Best Of Being Terminal". The New York Times.
- Radio Times guide to film 2016. London: Radio Times. 2015. p. 552. ISBN 9780992936426.