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Street Hawk

Street Hawk was a poor attempt at bettering the success of Knight Rider. I don't usually like highlighting failures, but I believe on this occasion it's necessary.

Whereas Knight Rider featured a car, Street Hawk was a motorbike. Both vehicles had onboard computers, both could do things normal vehicles couldn't do, both were set in the future, but only one featured a heavily permed David Hasslehoff. I believe it to be this last point that was the decider.

Had Street Hawk featured a perm, maybe I would have liked it more. As it was, it was only a programme about a man who drove a bike really fast through some streets and combatted crime.

I did like the first episode though, where they made Street Hawk's driver get fitted for a suit, and they encased him in foam for a few hours. That was cool I suppose.


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Street Hawk Last post by stoysville
11 October 2011

Do You Remember Street Hawk?

Do You Remember Street Hawk?

  • Anonymous user
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    Even though the show's run was fairly short (13 eps maybe?), the imagery of the bike streaking through traffic has always stuck with me even into 2009.
  • Anonymous user
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    Excellent theme by Tangerine Dream, called The Parc, if I remember right
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved Street Hawk as a kid. I remember once having an accident at the local park when I was 8 and splitting the back of my head open. When my Dad saw it he decided we had to go straight to casualty but I would not leave the house until he set the video to record Street Hawk as it was due to start in 15 minutes. 7 stitches later I was back in the house enjoying one of the greatest programmes of the 80's.