ⓘ Hawks (film)


ⓘ Hawks (film)

Hawks is a 1988 British comedy film about two terminally ill patients, an English lawyer named Bancroft and a young Gridiron football player, who decide to sneak out of their hospital rooms and live life to its fullest for whatever time they have left. 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 Londons 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. The musical score was composed by Gibb.

The film is rated R16 in New Zealand for nudity, sexual references and offensive language.


1. Cast

  • Timothy Dalton - Bancroft
  • Robert Lang - Walter Bancroft
  • Camille Coduri - Maureen
  • Anthony Edwards - Deckermensky
  • Sheila Hancock - Regina
  • Connie Booth - Nurse Jarvis
  • Caroline Langrishe - Carol
  • Janet McTeer - Hazel
  • Jill Bennett - Vivian Bancroft
  • Geoffrey Palmer - SAAB Salesman
  • Benjamin Whitrow - Mr. Granger
  • Julie T. Wallace - Ward Sister
  • Pat Starr - Millie Deckermensky
  • Bruce Boa - Byron Deckermensky