Airwolf (1984–1986)
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Daddy's Gone a Hunt'n 

Hawke and Dom must stop a suspected traitor from turning an advanced military fighter over to the Russians in exchange for his son who was born in Vietnam. Things get complicated, though, ... See full summary »


Virgil W. Vogel


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Burton Armus


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Stringfellow Hawke
Alex Cord ... Archangel
Ernest Borgnine ... Dominic Santini
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ... Maj. Sam Roper
Deborah Pratt ... Marella
Charles Robinson ... Carl Zimmer (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Irene Yah-Ling Sun Irene Yah-Ling Sun ... Nhi Houng
Aki Aleong ... Colonel Quoc
John Sanderford ... Lt. John Winner
Paul Tuerpe Paul Tuerpe ... Lt. Simms
Chad Allen ... Ho Minh Truong
Stan Roth ... M.P.
Larry Margo Larry Margo ... Radar Station Lieutenant
Duncan Wilmore Duncan Wilmore ... Radar Station Controller
Radu Gavor Radu Gavor ... Russian Officer


Hawke and Dom must stop a suspected traitor from turning an advanced military fighter over to the Russians in exchange for his son who was born in Vietnam. Things get complicated, though, when Hawke realizes that he was also involved with the boy's mother during roughly the same era as the child's birth. Written by R. Bernard Ment

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Release Date:

28 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The aircraft the Air Force pilots are flying is a Boeing Skyfox, a plane intended to replace the Lockheed T-33. The concept was actually a kit upgrade to an existing T-33 airframe. While several parties, including USAF, were interested, the program never really got off the ground. Only one airframe conversion was ever completed, registration number N221SF. It first flew on August 23, 1983. In the establishing shot when the plane is first seen, there is actually a T-33, the plane the Skyfox was intended to replace, parked next to it. See more »


The Airwolf computer identifies the incoming fighters as MiG-23S Floggers, which is the correct designation for the aircraft. However, the MiG23S was a limited production variant. Only 60 were ever built and they were used primarily for flight and operational testing. They were never used in active front-line service. See more »


Dominic: [Rescuing a child from Russian captivity] Come on kid, we're heading back to the land of hamburgers and heartburn.
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Daddy's Gone a Hunt'n
3 May 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Donald P Bellisario was not shy into the dark side of Vietnam before it became fashionable after the release of Platoon. Even Magnum had a dark side to it when it first started as Magnum and his wartime friends rather damaged by their experience in Vietnam.

This second episode starts with Hawke getting a lecture from Marella, Archangel's new assistant about who the good guys and the bad guys are. Hawke gives a look that he sees the world in a shade of greys. A sign that he distrusts both the US government and The Firm.

Hawke has to go on a special mission at an air base to stop a suspected traitor from handing over an advanced military fighter over to the Russians. Santini gets on the act disguised as a janitor which he is not happy about as he has to hang around cleaning the male toilets. Then again considering his costume in the pilot episode, I thought it would please him.

The Russians have a Eurasian boy of about 12 years of age from Vietnam who could be the child of the suspected traitor and his wife. However Hawke discovers he also knew the boy's mother during the time she might had got pregnant.

There are some nice action sequences as Hawke takes on the task to take on the Russians and rescue the boy. The episode keeps the question of the boy's paternity rather up in the air.

A strong second episode, although I am not sure seeing Hawke wistfully looking over the lake while playing the cello.

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