Hawkeye (1994 TV series)

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Created byKim LeMasters
StarringLee Horsley
Lynda Carter
Rodney A. Grant
Music byJoel Goldsmith
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Executive producerStephen J. Cannell
Running time60 minutes
Production companyCannell Entertainment
DistributorCannell Entertainment
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1994 (1994-09-17) –
May 13, 1995 (1995-05-13)

Hawkeye (also referred to as Hawkeye: The First Frontier) is a television series, airing in syndication for one season during 1994–1995, and produced by Stephen J. Cannell. The series was filmed in North Vancouver and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Based on characters from the Leatherstocking Tales, a set of novels written by James Fenimore Cooper, the series takes place in 1755 Hudson Valley, New York during the French and Indian War. It follows the main character, Natty Bumppo (Lee Horsley), his Native American companion Chingachgook (Rodney A. Grant), English trading post owner Elizabeth Shields (Lynda Carter) and other people stationed at or living in the vicinity of Fort Bennington.



In the 18th century during the war between French and British troops, the man of the woods Hawkeye helps Elizabeth Shields, an Englishwoman, to deliver her husband from the French. The action takes place in the Hudson Valley.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot: Part 1"Brad TurnerKim LeMastersSeptember 17, 1994 (1994-09-17)
British Captain Taylor Shields’ brother William and wife Elizabeth have traveled to Fort Bennington to make a new life, but when Taylor fails to secure trading contracts, William holds the family inheritance over his head, pushing Taylor to take him out and only Hawkeye witnesses the truth.
2"Pilot: Part 2"James A. ContnerKim LeMastersSeptember 24, 1994 (1994-09-24)
Captain Taylor enlisted two ne’er do wells to help him get rid of his brother. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is rescued by Hawkeye as she attempts to find her husband in the French fort. They blow up the fort, but the French have taken her husband elsewhere.
3"The Bear"Richard ComptonShelly MooreOctober 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)
Elizabeth picks berries in the woods, but is frightened by a bear. Running back toward the fort, she runs into the arms of Hawkeye. She has nightmares about it, realizing she should take Hawkeye’s advice and learn how to take care of herself. The first step: learn to shoot. She trades services with Hawkeye; he teaches her to shoot and she teaches him how to read.
4"The Furlough"Christopher LeitchSteve FekeOctober 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)

Young widow Sarah is rescued from a lecherous French trapper by Hawkeye, but the trapper is killed. His Huron Mingo squaw wants revenge and has Hawkeye captured for torture and death. Hawkeye asks for a 24-hour furlough to set his life in order with Sarah and with Chingachgook, his Delaware friend. The Huron chief grants him his furlough but things turn out differently than originally planned.

Note: The character Elizabeth Shields, while mentioned, does not appear in this episode.
5"The Siege"Brad TurnerSteve Feke & David LevinsonOctober 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
The French are laying siege to the fort. Rumor comes that the French have a 30-pound cannon the length of 3 men. While preparations are made for surrender, Hawkeye, Elizabeth and Chingachgook conceive a daring plan to capture and destroy the cannon.
6"The Child"Richard ComptonJon BoorstinOctober 22, 1994 (1994-10-22)

A couple from Virginia with a child seek safety in the fort, only they aren't the baby's parents, but uncle and aunt. When the baby is stolen by Hurons, Elizabeth goes to the camp to bring the white child back, even if she has to raise it herself. What she doesn't realize is why the Hurons took the baby in the first place, to raise it in place of the baby they lost. Elizabeth has a hard decision to make.

Ultimately, Elizabeth realizes the cost of stealing the child back will bring about more deaths and that the Huron couple will raise the child with love.
7"The Vision"Ken GirottiVivienne RadkoffNovember 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)

Chingachgook has a vision where in defense of Elizabeth, Hawkeye is shot in the back by an arrow.

Elizabeth leaves the fort to help deliver the baby of a local woman whose husband is a colonial soldier. Unfortunately, a group of disgraced Delaware, who have been expelled from Chingachgook’s tribe and are going about killing and stealing from colonials, surround the cabin. Despite the shaman’s warning not to interfere with Hawkeye’s destiny, Chingachgook goes to Elizabeth’s aid and winds up injured. Hawkeye arrives in time to save the day, but thanks to Chingachgook’s actions, Hawkeye doesn’t die.

Meanwhile, McKinney comes up with another get-rich-quick scheme involving a “miracle elixir”.
8"Out of the Past"Neill FearnleyWilliam BentleyNovember 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)
An old friend of Hawkeye's shows up just after two Delaware Native Americans are murdered and scalped, and a third gets away, but is seriously wounded. Harry had found Hawkeye at age thirteen and taught him the ways of the woods, but Harry has changed and not for the better.
9"The Warrior"Ken GirottiDavid LevinsonNovember 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)
On the way to visit his aunt Elizabeth, young Andrew sees two Hurons meeting with a white man, but he doesn't see his face. Adjusting to life at the fort is difficult for young Andrew, especially since the white man he saw wants him dead. Hawkeye teaches the young man how to fight to defend himself, a skill he'll need when the fort is attacked.
10"The Quest"Jeff WoolnoughLinda ElstadNovember 26, 1994 (1994-11-26)
Elizabeth, Hawkeye and Taylor go on a quest to follow up on information given to them by a conman that William is alive.
11"The Escape"Michael CaffeySteve Feke & David LevinsonJanuary 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
Two young men attempt to rob Elizabeth's store. One is caught and hung for it because it's a hanging offense to steal in a time of war. The brother who escaped sets up Taylor to be captured by the French. Elizabeth is along when Taylor is taken. It's up to Hawkeye, McKinney and Peevey to help Taylor and Elizabeth escape, yet Hawkeye runs afoul of the brother.
12"Fly with Me"Brad TurnerKen BillerJanuary 14, 1995 (1995-01-14)
Hawkeye, Elizabeth and Chingachgook help a couple of runaway slaves evade re-capture.
13"The Ally"George BloomfieldJon BoorstinJanuary 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
Claw, a Delaware tribesman, hates all Europeans and sparks a rebellion among the friendly Native Americans, forcing the English from their own fort. Even the efforts of Hawkeye and Chingachgook fail to bring peace between the allies.
14"The Boxer"Brad TurnerSteve Feke & David LevinsonJanuary 28, 1995 (1995-01-28)
A Frenchman (Luc) in the guise of a Huron is taken prisoner, but there is more to him than meets the eye. He fights differently and seems more intelligent than a regular soldier. He and Hawkeye have a respect for each other. They realize they could have been friends if "time and circumstances were different".
15"The Traitor"Jesús Salvador TreviñoJon BoorstinFebruary 4, 1995 (1995-02-04)
Hawkeye is accused of treason when Taylor is shot during an almost disastrous military campaign. The evidence proved it was Hawkeye's rifle ball that shot Taylor. Hawkeye was sentenced to face a firing squad.
16"Amnesty"Brad TurnerKathryn BakerFebruary 11, 1995 (1995-02-11)
A ne'er-do-well bully strikes a bargain with Taylor for amnesty against charges in exchange for information leading to the capture of a French general traveling incognito within a day's ride of the fort. The ruffian beats up McKinney and attacks Elizabeth. Hawkeye learns the information for Taylor and goes after the general himself.
17"The Visit"Jesús Salvador TreviñoLeon TokatyanFebruary 18, 1995 (1995-02-18)
Elizabeth's father comes for a visit in order to force her to go home to Virginia with him. He thinks she's having an affair with Hawkeye, but both deny it. Taylor sees an opportunity to lay his brother's memory to rest, but it backfires on him.
18"Vengeance is Mine"Brenton SpencerShelly MooreFebruary 25, 1995 (1995-02-25)
A Native American woman is shot trying to escape. She wears a necklace belonging to Hawkeye's mother. He wants vengeance, but memories of what his father would say compete with other memories of the massacre.
19"The Plague"Michael CaffeyVivienne RadkoffMarch 4, 1995 (1995-03-04)
Elizabeth accidentally invades Delaware sacred land while chasing a fleeing horse. She is seen by the shaman who informs the leader of his tribe about this fact, the Delaware law is clear about Elizabeth's destiny, she offended the sacred spirits and unless she perishes in a violent ceremony disgrace will fall upon the Delawares.
20"Hester"Jeff WoolnoughSarah BirdApril 29, 1995 (1995-04-29)
A mysterious woman arrives at the fort during an epidemic with secrets and help, but will rumors of her fleeing the Salem witch trials cause trouble?
21"The Bounty"Brenton SpencerShelly MooreMay 6, 1995 (1995-05-06)
The French put a bounty on Hawkeye's life for blowing up their fort, for destroying their cannon and kidnapping their general. Meanwhile, a young woman from Hawkeye's past asks him for a favor.
22"The Return"Brad TurnerDavid LevinsonMay 13, 1995 (1995-05-13)
Elizabeth's missing husband, William, returns and everyone's lives will be affected. Tales of his torture, the Huron's respect and how he has changed, come to light, but Chingachgook detects a dark purpose.

Home media[edit]

On March 22, 2011, Mill Creek Entertainment released Hawkeye: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.[1]

In June 2022, Visual Entertainment re-released Hawkeye - The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.[2]


  1. ^ "Hawkeye DVD news: Announcement for Hawkeye - the Complete Series | TVShowsOnDVD.com". Archived from the original on 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  2. ^ "Hawkeye: The Complete Series".

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