Hawks (film)

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Directed by Robert Ellis Miller
Written by Barry Gibb (story)
David English (story)
Roy Clarke (screenplay)
Starring Timothy Dalton
Anthony Edwards
Janet McTeer
Camille Coduri
Geoffrey Palmer
Music by Barry Gibb
Release date
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.

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 has been regarded by some as one of the most overlooked and underrated in Timothy Dalton's career.[3]


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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. 
  3. ^ "Review of Hawks". Timothydalton.com. Archived from the original on 21 November 2006. 

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