Hawks (1989)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Buddy Film, Road Movie, Tragi-comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 10, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Two terminal cancer patients break out of the hospital in a final attempt to enjoy their last days in this black comedy drama. Decker (Anthony Edwards) is an American ex-football player resigned to die. Bancroft (Timothy Dalton) is an attorney who is more optimistic and talks Decker into a journey to a Dutch whorehouse for a final fling. The unlikely duo steal an ambulance and head for Holland. They make a stop at the wedding of Bancroft's former flame -- who abandoned him with his terminal illness. Decker and Bancroft come across two women with car trouble, Maureen (Camille Coduri) and Hazel (Janet McTeer). Maureen and Decker immediately hit it off, but Bancroft considers the meeting an interruption of their quest. The women are unaware the two men are dying, and the men have no way of knowing Hazel is pregnant. They arrive at the bordello where they eventually learn each other's secrets.

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cancer, captive, captor, doctor/nurse, escape, friendship, hospital, patient [medical], sports, terminal-illness, tourist