Jessie Mach is a Police Officer who is picked to test a top secret government project called Street Hawk (which is a motor-cycle). His partner is Norman Tuttle, who designed the motorcycle, and is in charge of the project. Jessie would cruise the streets of L.A. on the bike while Norman sat back at command center guiding Jessie. Together they would fight crime on the Streets of Los Angeles.
Last Episode01x13 Follow the Yellow Gold Road Aired: May. 16, 1985
Street Hawk is up against a band of Gold thieves with a little help from the local neighbourhood watch out to avenge a security guard who was …
Series Fun Facts
- George Clooney screen tested for the role of Jesse Mach. Clooney was creator Robert Wolterstorff's first choice but ABC did not want him. He ended up guest appearing in the second episode.
- The motorcycle in the pilot episode was based on a 1983 Honda XL500 trail bike. The motorcycles used in the seres were based on 1984 Honda XR500s. The motorcycles used for the stunt shots…
[show]The motorcycle in the pilot episode was based on a 1983 Honda XL500 trail bike. The motorcycles used in the seres were based on 1984 Honda XR500s. The motorcycles used for the stunt shots based on Honda CR250s. Overall, fifteen motorcycles were used in the show. The whereabouts of fourteen of these are unknown, but the fifteenth used to reside in the now closed Cars of the Stars Motor Museum in Keswick, Cumbria, England, restored by stuntman Chris Bromham. The pilot motorcycle was designed by Andrew Probert and the series motorcycles were redesigned by Ron Cobb. During stunt filming, the fiberglass bike parts constantly flew off the bike during the course of stunt jump work. The film stunt second unit crew always had six bikes standing by to replace the hero bike's jump or maneuver. The other stand by motorcycles remained in the UNI special effects department shop being repaired, or replaced with fiberglass parts for the second stunt unit's next day's filming. When first unit (principle) was on stage at Universal Studios, the second stunt crew were on location filming with a stunt biker performing with the bike. Rex Smith rode the motorcycle only with the first unit principle photography filming crew. The producers did not want Rex doing stunts, fearing any injury to their star would jeopardize the tight daily schedule. A motorcycle shop, three miles North on Lankershim Boulevard, not far from the studio, always supplied new frames and wheels for the stunt bikes. Winfield Special Projects in Canoga Park made all body panels and fenders. Eric Thaler from Austria was in charge of the project at Winfield's.
- Honda sued the producers and Universal TV claiming that the name Street Hawk was too similar to their Nighthawk motorcycle. Honda dropped the suit after the series was canceled.