It’s time to go back to the 80s again with Shout! Factory TV and Twitch!
Shout! Factory and Twitch have partnered for another retro TV marathon, this time featuring the full run of the 1985 action/crime series Night Hawk. The 13-episodes series will be shown in full starting June 6 at 6 p.m. on Shout! Factory’s Twitch channel.
For those perhaps not so familiar with the short-lived sci-fi/crime/action series, it focuses on a cop named Jesse Mach (this name will come into play shortly) who is wounded in the line of duty. As a result of his injuries, Jesse is forced to become a desk cop instead of working the front lines so to speak. His secret is that he has “another life.” At night, he works as a test driver for a top-of-the-line motorcycle that can reach speeds of up to 300 miles per hour (thus Jesse’s last name, Mach. Get it? yeah….ok). Jesse uses his partnership with the government in this top secret program to fight bad guys at night while working as a public communications officer for his police department by day. Only one person, federal agent Norman Tuttle (played by Regalbuto — Murphy Brown, Knots Landing, Ace Crawford…Private Eye) knows Jesse’s secret.
The series features a guest appearance by none other than Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future 1-3, Cyberchase, Back to the Future: The Animated Series) in its pilot episode as a villain. George Clooney (E.R., Roseanne, Up in the Air) also appears as a guest star at one point in the series, along with Bianca Jagger (The Cannonball Run, The Colbys, Flesh Color).
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