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Post by pentastar » Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:49 pm

All right, this is it...after this I have completed my "Observations" series on all the Street Hawk episodes.

I shall now proceed to copywrite the material and sell it for $19.95 on some informercial late at night.

Maybe I can have Janice help me...she could be the typical girl in the informercial that's always shocked at what a great bargain it is. "How much would you pay for this series? $100? $50? $25? Well, tonight if you call in the next 30 minutes you're only going to pay $19.95!"

Anyways, enough silliness, on with my observations:

- I've always stated this is my least favorite episode, and it still is. However, giving it a second chance, there were some redeeming moments. I think the episode would have been better if it focused less on the 12th Street Protection Gang and more on the gold robbers.

- Who in the world ships gold bars stacked loose on pallettes? And who would be dumb enough to try and fly them out in a helicopter with an open-weave net. You'd be dropping gold bars all the way home.

- When the bad guys are captured and they are handcuffing them, one of the cops actually puts his arm through the loop in the bad guy's arm...while holding his gun!

Favorite Quotes:

Altobelli: "Get rid of that big ape!"
Jesse: "How?"
Altobelli: "Shoot him if you have to."

No pun intended: "Go for the gold, Norman."

"I see palm trees; this must still be California."

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Post by scott » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:52 am



- I've always stated this is my least favorite episode, and it still is. However, giving it a second chance,



I agree, not the best in the series run. However in my opinion the bike looks awesome in this episode. I love a couple of slides the stuntguy performs, a couple of cool angles from the bike's P.O.V. are used. Plus they even took the time to rig the false gun on the bike to emit smoke coming out of the barrel during one of the medium shots after it was fired. In most cases all we were ever got to see were a couple of close up stock footage angles of it firing.
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Post by telove » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:09 am

This actually started off REALLY well, and I thought it was going to be my favourite episode, but along the way, it lost its way and in the end it ended up just being a bit above average in my opinion. The problem, as others have mentioned, was the stupid 12th street gang or whatever, and also the lack of real connection with the gold robbers. I would have preferred it if it was just a more traditional episode with robbers and good guys, rather than robbers, good guys, and a bunch of guys trying to be good but just making a nuisance of themselves..

Anyway. My observations:

- That quote mentioned above (Altobelli: "Get rid of that big ape!"
Jesse: "How?"
Altobelli: "Shoot him if you have to.")
.....was great :) I really liked that, and it kind of set the tone for the whole episode. This one had more humor than all the others I think. That was a really funny line and I wasn't expecting it! And then there was the whole thing with Norman going ape without his computer, and shouting down the manhole :) I liked that, although they did take slightly too far maybe, and into the realms of sillyness.

- Gold robbery was an excellent story for a SH episode. I just think it got overshadowed a bit, and messed up by the vigilante plumbers..

- Loved seeing SH helping the average joe, when he stepped in to that face off at the start of the episode. Just a shame, again, that it all kind of got forgotten after those plumbers started irritating me.

- That one bad guy the plumbers had a stand off with at the start, reminded me a bit of Patrick Swayze.

- The little skinny bad guy to the left, with the blonde hair and the red T shirt made me laugh! He looks like such a weed, and he looks really awkward when he reached for his gun. Made me laugh.

- Plumbers daughter = nice!

- Fat plumber just wasn't a lovable character. I was totally on his side to begin with, but he just ends up annoying me. He rejects Jessy's offer of help, and then the scene where he tries to beat up Jessy and Jessy keeps stepping out of the way was funny, and only made me dislike him even more. When he ends up opening his cupboard full of guns, I REALLY dislike him at that point.


Overall a decent episode. So sad to see it all end :(
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Post by josh » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:14 pm


That one bad guy the plumbers had a stand off with at the start, reminded me a bit of Patrick Swayze.


That's actually Patrick Swyaze's brother!
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Post by pentastar » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:07 pm


Fat plumber just wasn't a lovable character. I was totally on his side to begin with, but he just ends up annoying me. He rejects Jessy's offer of help, and then the scene where he tries to beat up Jessy and Jessy keeps stepping out of the way was funny, and only made me dislike him even more. When he ends up opening his cupboard full of guns, I REALLY dislike him at that point.


Yeah, at that point in the show you're just thinking to yourself, "Why are you being such an idiot?" I understand that he's trying to protect his neighborhood, but overall this character comes off as a complete moron and I end up not sympathizing with him and his cause.


Overall a decent episode. So sad to see it all end :(


I second that. The series could have gone out on a stronger note, but if anything would make Follow The Yellow Gold Road memorable it would be that it was the last Street Hawk episode.

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Re: Observations

Post by K.c » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:47 am

Hey

Again the BJ and the Bear trailer shows up with some screen time yet again , SH rides right buy it .


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Re: Observations

Post by jesse1 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:13 am

I have to say i live and breath Streethawk, however there are soo many mistakes in each plot, it is almost comical.

1. Streethawk leaving thru the Maxie doors in day light and a guy standing with his hands over is head watching Streethawk emerging from the hideaway.

2. Streethawk motorcycle machine gun is popping away, but in the background the bike is not moving, but in the scene, he is being chased.

3. These bad guys are bad shots. how can they miss when they are only about 10-15 feet away in a helicopter and on the ground.

4. When the machine gun pops out, you can see the mechanism being pushed forward to make this happen in bottom left corner of your screen.

5. Same scene, the Streethawk helmet lights are on and then off and then back on.

6. Another scene when they show Jesse squeezing the the air brake lever, the lever is actually the compression release lever. The lever is just there with no cable attached.

7. On the brake side, Jesse squeezing the brake lever and you can see the blue male nipple screwed into the PM master cylinder, but no brake cable line?

8. Also, in the last episode, when Rachael mentioned about that woman had scar marks by her ears, her ears were covered by her hair. X-ray vision kicking into play here.
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Re: Observations

Post by jesse1 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:47 am

I have to say why Universal couldn't update to the newer version of the Streethawk Bike when leaving the secret hideaway. This would of taken all about 5 minutes to produce. Also, the rear tire was almost flat when jumping out of the hideaway.

The other item is when Universal sped up the film during :roll: hyperthrust, make sure there are no people or cars in the background. I saw one guy walking 150mph in the background. I think he was faster than Streethawk. LOL

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