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Street Hawk: Rex Smith Wants Your Help on Street Hawk Resurrection

Street HawkBack in 1985, ABC aired an action series called Street Hawk. The TV show revolves around public relations cop Jesse Mach (Rex Smith) who gets recruited for a top secret government project — piloting a high-tech and incredibly fast motorcycle. Norman Tuttle (Joe Regalbuto) is the cycle’s inventor and the only one who knows that Mach is actually the mysterious Street Hawk. Other recurring characters are played by Richard Venture, Jeannie Wilson, Raymond Singer, and R.J. Adams

Despite running for just one short season, Street Hawk has attracted a cult following. Smith says he still gets stopped by “men of a certain age” and thinks it’s time for a new version.

He recently told the Daily Record, “I am currently developing a script for a new re-envisioned Street Hawk along with my oldest son Brandon, called Street Hawk Resurrection.”

The actor/singer continued, “Universal Studios has shown interest in the project and I would like to ask all the fans of Street Hawk to e-mail me so that I may show the executives at Universal just what kind of support I have for a new series.”

What do you think? Is the time right for a new, updated version of Street Hawk?


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Henry February 10, 2015 at 12:10 am

Hell yeah! Street Hawk was one of my absolutely favorite shows when I was a kid. I still remember it as a grown man after all these decades. It should definitely be resurrected and reinterpreted for the 21st Century. It would not be the first time that a great TV show that failed was resurrected in some form (movie or television) years later (think of Naked Gun, The Human Target, Beauty and the Beast, The Flash, etc).

Now if they would also resurrect Pushing Daisies and Almost Human.


Andrew Shakespear December 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Yes I agree that street hawk should return it was never given time mature I think with the fx of it would given that chance to shine which it does deserve and it would also be nice if knightrider and airwolf teamed up with street hawk


Olivier July 21, 2014 at 8:17 pm

The only thing that sucked in Street Hawk was that it lasted only one season! We all need more Street Hawk, that was a great show!


Selwyn July 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

The show really rocked and I think a remake would work great


Tiger Tat July 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm

There were two shows I was a big of when I was a kid that got cancelled after only one season. One was Street Hawk and the other was Automan. Both were very expensive to make and, obviously, the ratings were not deemed sufficiently high to warrant a second season. However, strangely, both these series have gone on to become iconic and now have a cult following.

Were they ahead of their time? I think so. Both combined humour, action and imaginative story lines with a strong element of fantasy. When compared with two similar shows that did go on to have further seasons (namely Airwolf and Knight Rider) I think both these shows were stronger. So, the question is, why were these shows not as popular? I’m not entirely sure. However, personally, I thought both Automan and Street Hawk were both superior to either Airwolf or Knight Rider.

Did they perhaps put too many demands on the target audience age range? I think so. Having just rewatched both these series I thought that the story lines were a little too sophisticated for a younger audience whom were no doubt the target audience. Therefore, before a remake can be envisioned I think this issue must be addressed and resolved.


Niaz Petkar May 19, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Let’s hope they bring this series into the 21st century. I mean anything is possible with today’s technology. Have to keep the same music original score by the iconic Tangerine Dream who did a fantastic job in the 1980’s and still today holds the test of time ala electronica like kraftwerk.

Even though it was a very short series it has a global following still today. Mr Rex Smith you have our continued support on this project.

“The Man The Machine Street Hawk”


jude February 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

Please have another season of streethawk…I loved it it college…and am waiting for another season..i am 46..but do keep the soundtrack.Hey ,Rex..I thought u looked handsome back then,,and idoled the way I am a tv artist maybe I can have a small role in the new season…I am from India


Danny January 29, 2014 at 10:42 am

I would love to see Street Hawk back on television .But… under one condition it keeps the same theme song .got to keep it


Anonymous January 8, 2014 at 4:28 pm

I would love to see streethawk back it was alot better then knight rider and airwolf. please bring it back


Sharad January 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

Yes Please, would love to watch the “Street Hawk Resurrection”. I am from India, and this should tell you something about the reach that Street Hawk has had. Every time i see an episode of Street Hawk, it reminds me of my younger days as a kid, and still brings out the kid in me. Just like the Night Rider is remade, would really appreciate if folks at Universal take some real interest in taking things forward.

Rex Smith, you have my full support, let me know how we can increase the pool/support and will try everything to do it.


Husain Daud Abidi October 28, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Dear Rex
With all my heart i want this series to come back…….
Its much better concept than all those phony superhero movies that showed up lately.
Do a movie, or Series i will not only welcome this series with open arms but i will personally advertise it with all the sources i got.
You got my full support. But pls use original tune………theme street hawk
Best Wishes and Thumbs up


John W Laing August 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

I would love to see this program remade. Everytime I ride my motorcycle. I can see my reflection in the rev counter. I shake my head very quickly. Just to pretend to be just like Street hawk, doing 300 m p h.


Jason August 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I was a big fan as a kid and would love to see this show remade.


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