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01
PILOT
(aka “SHADOW OF THE HAWKE”)
58201/76
22 Jan 84
Donald P. Bellisario Donald P. Bellisario Sylvester Levay
02
DADDY’S GONE A HUNT’N
58208
28 Jan 84
Burton Armus Virgil W. Vogel Sylvester Levay
03
BITE OF THE JACKAL
58205
04 Feb 84
Nicholas Corea Alan J. Levi Sylvester Levay
04
PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT
58207
11 Feb 84
Clyde Ware Harvey S. Laidman Sylvester Levay
05
ONE WAY EXPRESS
58209
18 Feb 84
Burton Armus Alan J. Levi Sylvester Levay
06
ECHOS FROM THE PAST
58211
03 Mar 84
C.R. O'Christopher Harvey S. Laidman Sylvester Levay
07
FIGHT LIKE A DOVE
58218
10 Mar 84
Burton Armus Steve Dollinger Sylvester Levay
08
MAD OVER MIAMI
58216
24 Mar 84
Joseph Gunn David Hemmings Sylvester Levay
09
AND THEY ARE US
58217
31 Mar 84
Nicholas Corea Nicholas Corea Sylvester Levay
10
MIND OF THE MACHINE
58221
07 Apr 84
T.S. Cook Ivan Dixon Sylvester Levay
11
TO SNARE A WOLF
58210
14 Apr 84
Louis F. Vipperman Alan J. Levi Sylvester Levay
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12
SWEET BRITCHES
58801
22 Sep 84
Donald P. Bellisario Alan J. Levi Ian Freebairn-Smith
13
FIRESTORM
58803
29 Sep 84
Calvin Clements, Jr Ray Austin Ian Freebairn-Smith
14
MOFFETT'S GHOST
58805
06 Oct 84
T.S. Cook Donald A. Baer Sylvester Levay
15
THE TRUTH ABOUT HOLLY
58802
13 Oct 84
Phil Combest Alan J. Levi Sylvester Levay
16
THE HUNTED
58810
20 Oct 84
Chester Krumholz Sutton Roley Sylvester Levay
17
SINS OF THE PAST
58811
27 Oct 84
Westbrook Claridge Donald A. Baer Sylvester Levay
18
FALLEN ANGEL
58804
03 Nov 84
Deborah M. Pratt Sutton Roley Sylvester Levay
19
HX1
58807
10 Nov 84
Steve Hayes Gerald Mayer Sylvester Levay
20
FLIGHT #093 IS MISSING
58816
17 Nov 84
Chester Krumholz
Calvin Clements Jr
Bernard L. Kowalski Sylvester Levay
21
ONCE A HERO
58819
24 Nov 84
Alfonse M. Ruggiero Leslie H. Martinson Sylvester Levay
22
RANDOM TARGET
58813
08 Dec 84
Herman Groves Virgil W. Vogel Sylvester Levay
23
CONDEMNED
58818
05 Jan 85
Douglas Steinberg Tom Blank Sylvester Levay
24
THE AMERICAN DREAM
58817
12 Jan 85
Dennis R. Foley Virgil W. Vogel Sylvester Levay
25
INN AT THE END OF THE ROAD
58823
26 Jan 85
Westbrook Claridge
Alfonse M. Ruggiero
Ray Austin Sylvester Levay
26
SANTINI'S MILLIONS
58824
02 Feb 85
Michael Halperin Sutton Roley Sylvester Levay
27
PRISONER OF YESTERDAY
58825
09 Feb 85
Chester Krumholz
T.S. Cook
Georg Fenady Sylvester Levay
28
NATURAL BORN
58830
23 Feb 85
Alfonse M. Ruggiero
Westbrook Claridge
Virgil W. Vogel Udi Harpaz
29
OUT OF THE SKY
58827
02 Mar 85
Gregory Harris
Charles Winston
Bruce Seth Green Udi Harpaz
30
DAMBREAKERS
58832
16 Mar 85
Westbrook Claridge
Alfonse M. Ruggiero
Douglas Steinberg
Virgil W. Vogel Udi Harpaz
31
SEVERANCE PAY
58806
23 Mar 85
Chester Krumholz Sidney Hayers Udi Harpaz
32
ERUPTION
58829
06 Apr 85
Kevin Hartigan
/ T.S. Cook
Tom Blank Udi Harpaz
33
SHORT WALK TO FREEDOM
58831
13 Apr 85
Robert Blees
/ Dorothy Robinson
Virgil W. Vogel Udi Harpaz
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34
THE HORN OF PLENTY
61108
28 Sep 85
Sutton Roley Sutton Roley Udi Harpaz
35
AIRWOLF II
61113
05 Oct 85
Louie Elias Don Medford Udi Harpaz
36
AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD
61110
12 Oct 85
Stephen A. Miller Allen Reisner Udi Harpaz
37
FORTUNE TELLER
61105
26 Oct 85
James L. Novack
/ Rick Kelbaugh
Sutton Roley Udi Harpaz
38
CROSSOVER
61106
26 Oct 85
Elliot West Don Medford Udi Harpaz
39
KINGDOM COME
61107
02 Nov 85
Michael Halperin Harvey S. Laidman Sylvester Levay
40
EAGLES
61109
09 Nov 85
Edward J. Lakso Virgil W. Vogel Sylvester Levay
41
ANNIE OAKLEY
61102
16 Nov 85
Cartleton Eastlake Daniel Haller Sylvester Levay
42
JENNIE
61115
23 Nov 85
Katharyn Powers Bernard L. Kowalski Bernardo Segáll
43
THE DEADLY CIRCLE
61111
30 Nov 85
Robert Specht Harvey S. Laidman Sylvester Levay
44
WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?
61114
14 Dec 85
Alan Godfrey Daniel Haller Sylvester Levay
45
HALF-PINT
61117
21 Dec 85
Robert Janes Bernard McEveety Sylvester Levay
46
WILDFIRE
61116
11 Jan 86
David Westheimer Vincent McEveety Bernardo Segáll
47
DISCOVERY
61118
18 Jan 86
Del Reisman Alan Cooke Sylvester Levay
48
DAY OF JEOPARDY
61119
25 Jan 86
Everett Chambers Georg Fenady Sylvester Levay
49
LITTLE WOLF
61122
01 Feb 86
Robert Specht Bernard McEveety Bernardo Segáll
50
DESPERATE MONDAY
61120
08 Feb 86
Robert Janes Gregory Prange Sylvester Levay
51
HAWKE'S RUN
61127
15 Feb 86
B.W. Sandefur Richard Irving Sylvester Levay
52
BREAK-IN AT SANTA PAULA
61131
22 Feb 86
Edward J. Lakso Dennis Donnelly Sylvester Levay
53
THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY
61132
15 Mar 86
B.W. Sandefur Don Chaffey Sylvester Levay
54
TRACKS
61124
15 Mar 86
Rick Kelbaugh Ron Stein George Romanis
55
BIRDS OF PARADISE
61129
29 Mar 86
Robert Janes Bernard L. Kowalski Tom Scott
/ Joseph Conlan
/ Steven Schaeffer
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01
BLACKJACK
0906
23 Jan 87
Michael Mercer
/ Jane Veverka
Alan Simmonds Dan Milner
02
ESCAPE
0901
30 Jan 87
Patrick Kennedy Patrick Corbett Dan Milner
03
A TOWN FOR HIRE
0904
13 Feb 87
Gwen Tulpa
/ Jordon Nicht
Patrick Corbett Rick Patterson
/ Dan Milner
04
SALVAGE
0903
13 Feb 87
A.P. Liddell Ken Jubenvil Dan Milner
05
WINDOWS
0905
20 Feb 87
Leslie McBride Ken Jubenvil Rick Patterson
/ Dan Milner
06
A PIECE OF CAKE
0907
27 Feb 87
Anthony Robertson Bruce Pittman Dan Milner
07
DEATHTRAIN
0902
06 Mar 87
Jordon Nicht
/ Gwen Tulpa
Patrick Corbett Rick Patterson
/ Dan Milner
08
STAVOGRAD - PART 1
0910
13 Mar 87
Sydney Burrows Ken Jubenvil Dan Milner
09
STAVOGRAD - PART 2
0911
20 Mar 87
Sydney Burrows Ken Jubenvil Dan Milner
10
CODE OF SILENCE
0909
27 Mar 87
Bartholomew S. Spellman Alan Simmonds Dan Milner
11
MIME TROUPE
0908
3 Apr 87
Lyal Brown
/ Barbara Brown
Bruce Pittman Dan Milner
12
X-VIRUS
0912
17 Apr 87
Lyal Brown
/ Barbara Brown
Ken Jubenvill Dan Milner
13
ROGUE WARRIOR
0914
24 Apr 87
R.B. Carney Brad Turner Dan Milner
14
GROUND ZERO
0915
1 May 87
Michael Mercer
/ Barbara Brown
Alan Simmonds Dan Milner
15
FLOWERS OF THE MOUNTAIN
0913
8 May 87
Stephen Ainsworth Randy Bradshaw Dan Milner
16
THE KEY
0916
15 May 87
Rick Drew J. Barry Herron Rick Patterson
/ Dan Milner
17
ON THE DOUBLE
0917
22 May 87
Frank Kniest Ken Jubenvill Rick Patterson
/ Dan Milner
18
STORM WARNING
0918
29 May 87
Michael Mercer Brad Turner Dan Milner
19
THE GOLDEN ONE
0919
12 June 87
Ray Hoagan George Erschbamer Dan Milner
20
THE PUPPET MASTER
0921
19 June 87
Jordon Nicht
/ Gwen Tulpa
Zale Dalen Dan Milner
21
MALDUKE
0924
17 July 87
Michael Mercer Ken Jubenvill Dan Milner
22
POPPY CHAIN
0924
17 July 87
Rick Drew
/ Chris Haddock
/ Jana Veverka
Ken Jubenvill Rick Patterson
/ Dan Milner
23
FLYING HOME
0920
21 Feb 18
Chris Haddock Brad Turner Dan Milner
24
WELCOME TO PARADISE
0922
13 Feb 88
James S. Hughs J. Barry Herron Dan Milner
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AIRWOLF TV SERIES EPISODE LIST, OVERVIEW AND EPISODE GUIDE

The 'Airwolf TV series' was a futuristic action adventure from the mid-1980s about an awesome, but sleek jet chopper that could 'kick butt' (via its awesome firepower of 14 weapons options, plus Mach 2+ supersonic speed) and its loner, cello-playing pilot, Stringfellow Hawke (played to perfection by ex-Hollywood hellraiser, Jan-Michael Vincent) who lived in a remote, lakeside, mountain cabin with his old BlueTick Hound called Tet (after the Tet Offensive in Vietnam). Airwolf was the uhelicopters.

When the Airwolf helicopter (a real wolf in sheep's clothing with the ultimate in high-tech, fictional capabilities at the time that have since come true to an extent with the Apache helicopter and other helicopter gunships, albeit without the supersonic speed) is stolen by its genius creator, Dr Charles Henry Moffet (a wonderfully slimy performance by the late British actor and director, David Hemmings) then flown to the late Colonel Kadaffi's Middle Eastern sand-pile in Libya to indulge in his favourite deviant pastime of raping and torturing young women.

The Deputy Director (played by actor, Alex Cord) of the field weapons' development within the US Government's CIA ('the Firm') that developed Airwolf asks for Hawke's assistance in recovering the helicopter, in return for them finding Hawke's brother, St John, still MIA from the Vietnam war. Hawke asks for help from his old friend and mentor, Dominic Santini (played by the late veteran, Oscar-winning actor, Ernest Borgnine) and together they try to recover Airwolf from Moffet and the Libyan military. Hawke vowed to return it only when the the Firm, the US Government agency within the CIA that developed the secret helicopter, finds his Vietnam veteran MIA brother, St John, alive or dead.

ORIGINS

Airwolf the TV show, was part 'Blue Thunder', part 'Knight Rider' and far superior to both from the very start, featuring magnificent, movie production values within most of its 55 episodes and especially with its lovingly shot aerial hardware and aerial dogfights (the producers called these the "aerial ballets"). The subsequent three seasons (forgetting its awful final fourth Canadian-based Airwolf II season) resembled the intentions of the Blue Thunder and Firefox movies from two years earlier, but the TV show's macho solemnity ultimately gave it the edge and allowed it to still acknowledge and explore the muddier areas of international politics and officialdom's often questionable behaviour - as Hawke and Santini skimmed around the skies as a sort of blackbird of death amalgam of Lone Ranger, Mighty Mouse and God, dispensing instant justice in the name of fair play and apple pie. There were no wimpy sirens or formalities like arrests and trials (most of the time) where Airwolf was concerned; neither the CIA nor vigilantes require such minor details of inconvenience. A pretty much right-wing TV series so far ahead of its time and long before '24', 'Homeland', 'The Unit' and others).

HIGH-CONCEPT TV SHOW

With a high concept such as Airwolf, an element of tongue-in-cheek was almost mandatory to get such a provocative premise on the air (the initial outcry against the mercenary heroes of The A-Team had only been dissipated by the series' stubborn refusal to take itself seriously - as the critics had), but in Airwolf the self-parody was deliberately almost subliminal to enable the series to play both sides of the fence. It was a show that still stands the test of time today - much of the technology and look of the show hasn't aged at all - with its real world (mostly right-wing) politics, a reality that extends to its story locations, with stories set in real countries including: Libya, Laos, Nicaragua, Cuba, Mexico and Russia.

AIRWOLF THEME MUSIC

A highlight was the superb music within the TV series - created by Hungarian composer Sylvester Levay - is one of the most recognisable and superb pieces of television theme music ever created and adds even further to the show's movie production values during the aerial action sequences especially with the Airwolf Main Theme (of which this website is all about with the 'Airwolf Extended Themes' 2CD Soundtrack).

The Airwolf TV series has been called one of the finest action-adventure series ever created on American television, pandering to the darker instincts of the human psyche and making for extremely satisfying viewing.

AIRWOLF EPISODE LIST

The complete Airwolf Episode List above is intended to give the show's fans a quick, interactive, reference guide for CBS Seasons 1 to 3 during 1984-1986, plus the later (most fans feel inferior) spin-off Canadian 'Airwolf II' (aka 'Season 4') series during 1987-1988 that was syndicated on the USA Network. It comprehensively lists the individual seasons, airdate, Universal Studios' production number, production order of all 'Airwolf' episodes that aired, as well the Writer, Director and music Composer of each episode... all in one convenient place.

The majority of fans feel the initial, darker, grittier Season 1 of the show, with its espionage and Cold War-orientated feel against the 'Red Menace' was the definitive season of the show with which Don Bellisario's vision for his concept was fully realised. It was definitely aimed at an older viewing audience back in 1984, unlike all its peer "super vehicle" shows like 'Knight Rider', 'Blue Thunder', 'Street Hawk' and 'The Highwayman' which were all aimed at a family demographic.

With Seasons 2 + 3 watering down the hard-edged, international espionage, intrigue and Cold War menace (although it was still there in certain Season 2 episodes) from the inaugural season after CBS network interference demanding a gradual "domestication" of the show to include more Season 2 scripts within US borders and much less of the gritty scripts and off-beat characterisation (although there were some spectacular diamonds in there), especially with the introduction of Jean Bruce Scott's ex-Texas Highway Patrol character, 'Caitlin O'Shannessy' to water down the boys-own Action show from before.

By Season 3, with creator Don Bellisario leaving the series (along with his new wife, Deborah Pratt who played Archagel's assistant 'Marella') had progressed to be more action orientated, with mostly all the episodes in the Season 3 episode list being set within US borders. Whilst the quality of much of the action went up overall, with the aerial battles, when budget allowed being slicker and with a purely synthesised, warm but twangy version of Sylvester Levay's 'Airwolf Main Theme' playing as the underscore, it was more likely to see 2nd Unit Footage repeated, or rehashed from earlier episodes to save money. The disintegration of the soundstage-based "88k" mock-up (where the cast sat when flying 'The Lady') was obvious to see by the end of shooting in March 1986. By the final couple of episodes, it was obvious the TV show was treading water with prominent production crew leaving the series before the end. But Season 3 is the so-so season of highs and lows of television production, half a dozen episodes of which should really have left their scripts into the other production cabins at Universal that should have been filmed on Knight Rider, Street Hawk or The A-Team.

HOW MANY EPISODES OF AIRWOLF ARE THERE?

There are 55 episodes in total for the original three seasons of the Airwolf TV Series produced by NBC Universal and commissioned by the CBS network, which aired between January 1984 (the Pilot episode aired straight after the Super Bowl) and March 1986. Season 1 had 11 episodes, with Season 2 having 22 episodes, and Season 3 having had 22 episodes. The 'Pilot' episode, aka "SHADOW OF THE HAWKE" exists in three different forms... as the original single episode "TV version" which aired on CBS after the Superbowl on 22nd January 1984. The second version was a two-part syndicated edit which aired on the USA Network and split the single "TV Version" Pilot in half to lengthen out the run artificially to 56 episodes. The third version is sometimes called [confusingly mis-named] "Airwolf The Movie" and was a re-edited, shortened version of the 'Pilot' episode, with at least two added sequences from Season 1's 'MAD OVER MIAMI', added swearing and different dialogue, plus any indication of a continuity into a full TV Series was removed (e.g. hovering into the Lair for the first time in the Santini Air JetRanger; the final scene between Hawke and Archangel in the Cabin and Hawke serenading the eagle again at dusk).


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AIRWOLF™ is a Trademark of, and licensed to NBC Universal Television Studios © 1984. All images and multi-media content of this website are Copyright Mark J.Cairns © 2007. Under NO circumstances must any images or digital content be used from it on any other websites or media without the express written consent of the Copyright / Intellectual Property owner. All MP3 theme tune files remain the Copyright of Mark J.Cairns and Sylvester Levay © 2007. The Airwolf Themes soundtrack is the officially licensed score based on the original CBS episodes of the Airwolf TV series.