Airwolf (1985) – Eruption and Short Walk to Freedom

  Season 2 of Airwolf wraps up with this post. First up is Eruption written by T.S. Cook and Kevin Hartigan, this one originally aired on 6 April, 1985. String (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dom (Ernest Borgnine) are using Airwolf to take readings around what was thought to be a dormant volcano, everything seems to be going fairly…

Airwolf (1985) – Dambreakers and Severance Pay

  An exciting adventure for Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) leads off the episode installments this week! Dambreakers was written by Westbrook Claridge, Alfonse Ruggiero and Douglas Steinberg, with an original airdate of 16 March, 1985. Hawke flies an eager, young reporter, Kelly Dayton (Heather McNair) to a remote religious community to do a story. Having been…

Airwolf (1985) – Natural Born and Out of the Sky

  String (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) put Airwolf through her paces this week’s dual installment. First up is Natural Born, airing 23 February, 1985, this one was written by Westbrook Claridge and Alfonse Ruggiero. Young Kevin (Lance Sloane) is a natural born helicopter pilot, he and his uncle (Noble…

Airwolf (1985) – Santini’s Millions and Prisoner of Yesterday

  Airwolf takes to the sky again this week as String (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) take on a whole new week of adventure. First up is Santini’s Millions, written by Michael Halperin, this episode was originally broadcast on 2 February, 1985. Dom is flying Airwolf on a mission of mercy…

Airwolf (1985) – The American Dream and Inn at the End of the Road

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) are back at it this week, flying their supercopter in to more danger! First up is The American Dream, which was written by Dennis Foley, and aired on 12 January, 1985. Our trio is attending a Vietnamese wedding. The groom, Minh (Magnum’s Soon-Tek…

Airwolf (1984/1985) – Random Target and Condemned

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and company take to the sky again this week in this week’s double episode. First up is Random Target, which aired 8 December, 1984 and was written by Westbrook Claridge, Herman Groves, Chester Krumholz and Paul Savage. Anne Lockhart guest stars as Sgt. Anne Brennan, a cop called in to…

Airwolf (1984) – Flight #093 is Missing and Once a Hero

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin O’Shannessy (Jean Bruce Scott) take to the sky again this week, and this time they take on two elements that seemed to permeate 80s culture… Plane hijackings, and Vietnam M.I.A.s. First up is Flight #093 is Missing, which aired 17 November, 1984. It was…

Airwolf (1984) – Fallen Angel and HX-1

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine) fly into more adventure this week. First up is Fallen Angel, written by Deborah Pratt, which aired 3 November, 1984. String and Dom are laid up in a hospital by the end of the opening titles because of a stunt they did crashing a biplane into…

Airwolf (1984) – The Hunted and Sins of the Past

  There’s trouble enough for everyone in this week’s double episode installment of Airwolf! First up is The Hunted, written by Chester Krumholz, which aired 20 October, 1984. Gregg Henry guest stars as Robert Villers, a dangerous assassin who has his eye on Carter Andereson III (Joseph Chapman). Anderson has hired String (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom…

Airwolf (1984) – Moffett’s Ghost and The Truth About Holly

  String (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dom (Ernest Borgnine) fly into more trouble this week! First up is Moffett’s Ghost, which aired 6 October, 1984, and was written by T.S. Cook. Briggs (Alex McCord) shows up for the first time of the season, and alongside him is Deborah Pratt’s Marella. Things get a little odd for…

Airwolf (1984) – Sweet Britches and Firestorm

  Season two of this helicopter thriller starts with a bang for Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine). First up, with an airdate of 22 September, 1984, is Sweet Britches, which was written by Bellisario, and features a couple of familiar faces, like Lance LeGault as corrupt sheriff, J.J. Bogan, and Jeff…

Marty (1955) -Delbert Mann

  Ernest Borgnine stars as the titular Marty in this wonderful film recommended in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of On The Waterfront. This is a gem of a film, lovely in its simplicity and honesty, and I can hear the echoes of it in my own life….