Saturday, September 4, 2010
“Man, machine… StreetHawk!”
In the 80's TV action drama was heavily depending on vehicles. A-team van, Kit from Knight Rider, Airwolf's, Blue Thunder's choppers and obscure truck from Highwayman …As if action film can not be existed without some cool machines. Cashing in on this theme, producers offered us “Streethawk.” The show was a short lived television series that aired back in 1985 on ABC. It lasted only one season and there were only 13 episodes ever made. The show was about a cop name Jessie Mach who was picked to test a top secret government project called Street Hawk. His partner Norman Tuttle, the designer of the motorcycle, was in charge of the project. Jessie would cruise the streets of L.A. on the bike while Norman sat back at command center guiding Jessie. The series was memorable for its use of ridiculous stunt work and side mounted machine guns. I bet aiming that thing was a lot of work. A lot of tracers?
They used Honda XL 500 for its pilot, XR500 for the series and CR250 for action scenes.
I wonder if someone would remake this to a movie....