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Airwolf

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Airwolf
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Premiere January 22, 1984
Finale August 7, 1987
Creator Donald P. Bellisario
Network CBS (seasons 1-3)
USA (season 4)
Style 60-minute action / adventure
Company Belisarius Productions (seasons 1-3)
Universal Television (seasons 1-3)
Atlantis Communications (season 4)
MCA Television (season 4)
Seasons 4
Episodes 79
Origin USA (seasons 1-3)
Canada (season 4)

Airwolf tells the story of pilots Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine), who are chosen by a top-secret division of the CIA known as "The Firm" to pilot their new, heavily-armed helicopter, designated "Airwolf". In the fourth season, considered by many fans to be terrible, Vincent and Borgnine left the cast and were replaced by cheaper actors, and the Airwolf was essentially retired in favor of cheap stock footage. At least one episode re-utilized entire sets of stock footage of the Airwolf helicopter fighting another similar helicopter from an earlier season to make a new episode. This was done in order to get the show up to four seasons to make it easier to enter into syndication.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Jan-Michael Vincent Stringfellow Hawke 1 2 3
Ernest Borgnine Dominic Santini 1 2 3
Alex Cord Michael "Archangel" Coldsmith Briggs III 1 2 3
Jean Bruce Scott Caitlyn O'Shaughnessy 1 2 3
Barry Van Dyke St. John Hawke 4
Anthony Sherwood Jason Locke 4
Michele Scarabelli Jo Santini 4
Geraint Wyn Davies Major Mike Rivers 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One January 22, 1984 April 14, 1984 11
Season Two September 22, 1984 April 13, 1985 22
Season Three September 28, 1985 March 29, 1986 22
USA
Season Four January 23, 1987 August 7, 1987 24

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One May 24, 2005 2 purchase
Season Two December 26, 2006 5 purchase
Season Three May 22, 2007 5

External Sites