Airwolf

1984 TV-PG 3 seasons

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Airwolf

1984 TV-PG 3 seasons
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In cooperation with a top-secret government agency called the Firm, renegade pilot Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and his buddy Dominic (Ernest Borgnine) carry out dangerous military missions at home and overseas aboard the heavily armored, high-tech helicopter Airwolf. After moving from CBS to the USA Network, this action adventure series welcomed an all-new cast, which featured Barry Van Dyke as String's long lost brother.
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Summary of Season 1 (1984) - 4 discs

Playing maverick chopper pilot Stringfellow Hawke, Jan-Michael Vincent heads the cast of this classic 1980s action series, which features Ernest Borgnine as Hawke's friend and occasionally cranky mentor. At the behest of the Firm -- a clandestine CIA division headed by "Archangel" (Alex Cord) -- Hawke flies covert missions in a high-tech attack helicopter boasting tremendous firepower. Included are 10 episodes plus the pilot film.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
  • Jan-Michael Vincent
  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Alex Cord
  • Jean Bruce Scott
  • Deborah Pratt
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Airwolf is a 1980s action series that features Cold War themes, which makes the Russians, East Germans, and Libyans the "bad guys," thanks to the politics of the time. It also has some iffy language, shootings and explosions (guns visible, but little blood), and some drinking. There's also some sexual content, including images of women dancing suggestively in skimpy costumes, and scenes of men and women partially dressed and lying together. Though a bit milder than today's action shows, it's not intended for younger viewers.

Sexual Content

Contains some sexy dancing (especially notable during early episodes' opening credits), making out, and mild references to sex. The word "whore" is used.

Violence

Guns, bombs, and military weapons are fired, causing explosions and even death. Episodes feature various violent scenarios, punching, beatings, murders, kidnappings, and hostage situations; little blood is visible. Everything has a dated, special-effects feel than lessens the impact of some of the violence.

Language

Words like "goddamn" and "hell" are audible.

Social Behavior

There's a fairly clear distinction between "good" and "bad," though the b"bad" guys are usually typical '80s enemies like Communists, Libyans, and other political adversaries of the United States in the 1980s. The difficult lives and recovery of military veterans, especially those who fought in Vietnam, is also a theme.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Hawke has an extensive wine cellar; wine and hard alcohol is sometimes consumed.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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