PREVIOUS EPISODE / NEXT EPISODE

AIRWOLF

0-31 / 2-19: ''Dambreakers'' - (Pre-Production Title: ''Paradise Valley'')

Original United States (CBS) Airdate: 16th March 1985

UK ITV 1995-2000 Syndication Re-Run Airdate: 27th April 1996

Bravo Premiere Run Airdate: 12th June 2001

Episode Production Code Number: 58832

A television news reporter is being punished for revealing a private story without authorization from her boss. Her punishment is to interview a group of spiritual and very religious people who live in an isolated village in a remote forestry area near the Tiewater Dam, which was destroyed 2 years ago by disturbed terrorists, but it's now back to it's original intact state, and Hawke is hired to fly her there. The night when Hawke is due to fly back to Van Nuys Airport, his helicopter's battery is detached and both he and the reporter are taken prisoner by the group's two leaders who plan to repeat what they did 2 years ago on the local dam, in demand for the release of their comrades, who are currently being held in a U.S. prison.

Both of them manage to escape and find the deserted hut where the rest of the locals are being held prisoner, and select a young girl, to ride on a horse and telephone Santini back at Van Nuys and warn him about Hawke, and the dam. Worried about their friend's life and security, Santini and Caitlin race to the area in Airwolf where they find Hawke and the reporter freeing the prisoners, and pick him up in the event of guarding the dam from the leader's armed-to-the-teeth World War II fighter plane armed with a high-explosive torpedo which will totally penetrate the dam, that's if they stand a fighting chance with The Lady.

Johann Rector: "I control this valley, Mr. Hawke. This land, these people, there mine."
Hawke: "You'll never get outta this country alive."

MAIN CAST

Jan-Michael Vincent - Stringfellow Hawke

Ernest Borgnine - Dominic Santini

Jean Bruce Scott - Caitlin O'Shannessy

GUEST-STARS

Marjoe Gortner - Johann Rector (Brother Jebediah)

Gregory Walcott - Brother Ahab

Devon Ericson - Hana

Heather McNair - Kelly Dayton

CO-STARS

Cindi Eyman - Sara Longwood

Pat Delaney - Estelle Longwood

FEATURING STAR

Joseph Taylor - Salazor

MAIN PRODUCTION / POST-PRODUCTION TEAMS

Director of Photography: Stan Lazan

Theme: Sylvester Levay

Music: Udi Harpaz

Art Director: Gary A. Lee

Film Editor: Bill Luciano

Unit Production Manager: Ron Martinez

1st Assistant Director: Warren D. Gray

2nd Assistant Directors: Richard W. Abramitis / Tom Archuleta

Casting By: Joe Reich, C.S.A.

Set Decorator: Fred Winston

Sound: John K. Kean

Colour By: Technicolor®

Titles & Optical Effects: Universal Title

Panaflex® Camera and Lenses By: Panavision®

Sound Editor: Barney Cabral

Music Editor: Gene L. Gillette

Costume Supervisors: Arlene Zamiara / John Casey

2nd Unit Director / Aerial Co-ordinator: David Jones

Stunt Co-ordinator: Ron Stein

Helicopters Supplied By: Jetcopters, Inc.

PRODUCERS / STORY CONSULTANTS / WRITER / DIRECTOR

Associate Producers: Leon Ortiz-Gil / Edward Ledding / Carl Vitale

Co-Producer: Carol Gillson

Supervising Producer: T.S. Cook

Executive Producer: Donald P. Bellisario

Executive Story Consultant: Chester Krumholz

Story Editors: Westbrook Claridge / Alfonse M. Ruggierio, JR.

Written By: Alfonse M. Ruggierio, JR. / Westbrook Claridge

Produced By: Lester Wm. Berke

Directed By: Virgil W. Vogel

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLOOPERS

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TRIVIA

  • This was the last episode to be filmed and produced and wrap up principal photography for the show's 22-episode 2nd Season, however ''Short Walk to Freedom'' was used as the ''finale'' episode by CBS to end the season. That episode was actually shot and completed before this episode.
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    COPYRIGHTS

    This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Unauthorised duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

    The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

    Airwolf™ is a licensed trademark of MCA/Universal Studios & Vivendi/Universal © 1984-2003. All Rights Reserved.

    Airwolf™ is a licensed trademark of Belisarius Productions owned by the company's president and Creator/Exeuctive Producer of this show, Donald P. Bellisario. All Rights Reserved.

    The information presented on this page is copyrighted and legally owned by Martin Grant, and no part of the page maybe reproduced in any electronically, mechanically or humanly-possible way. If information from this page is duplicated on another site, the webmaster of that site will receive a warning e-mail, advising to unlist the copied information and request official authorization by myself in future.

    The information & visual materials presented on the page has been gathered and retrieved from the original episode, which is fully copyrighted by Universal Studios © 1984-2003. All Rights Reserved.