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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.[1] 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.

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Directed byRobert Ellis Miller
Written byRoy Clarke
Story byBarry Gibb
David English
StarringTimothy Dalton
Anthony Edwards
Janet McTeer
Camille Coduri
Geoffrey Palmer
Music byBarry Gibb
Release date
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was filmed on location in London's Charing Cross Hospital and in the Netherlands.

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.[2] The musical score was composed by Gibb.

The film is rated R16 in New Zealand for nudity, sexual references and offensive language.


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  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (10 November 1989). "Hawks (1989) Review/Film; Making The Best Of Being Terminal". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Radio Times guide to film 2016. London: Radio Times. 2015. p. 552. ISBN 9780992936426.

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