...however the most impressive thing about Hawk Jones isn’t the fact that it’s a very mature film being acted by kids, but the talent of the kids in the film. I was mesmerized by their skill at delivering lines, some of them not for the faint of heart. The situations these kids have to traverse are spectacular. Not only do we have a mob boss, but we have a speakeasy scene complete with a showgirl (kids drinking milk like it was gin), a soap opera scene that revolves around cheating, multiple shoot-outs including a hostage, scenes at a police station with a hardened chief of police, I could go on and on, but that leaves the fun out of you experiencing... www.strangekidsclub.com
Sometimes the motion pictures I choose to watch for this column leave me utterly speechless, and the 1986 action flick “Hawk Jones” is one of them. Not because it’s horribly violent, disturbingly sexual, or outrageously... www.beyondhollywood.com
Nowadays when people make movies for kids, they usually do it with an adult cast pandering embarrassingly to what they imagine to be a child’s sensibilities, or with androgynous young boys hand picked by pedophiles and made to sing and dance. But back in ’86, some brave soul thought, Hey, why not just make a film noir about a woman-hating private dick, and have 8-year-olds play all the parts? The result was Hawk Jones, and I don’t know why they don’t make more movies like this... www.filmdrunk.uproxx.com
Hawk Jones is featured in a new book: VHS.
Hawk Jones is featured on an episode of “The Feed.”
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