Hawkins: The Complete TV -Movie Collection

Jimmy Stewart plays Hawkins, the slow-talking, quick-witted Southern shyster with a knack for sleuthing out the truth in this series of classic seventies TV films.


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Genre:   Mystery
Cast:   James Stewart, Strother Martin
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Hawkins: The Complete TV-Movie Collection
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Classic style (3)
  • Entertaining (3)

Cons

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  • Entertainment (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (6), Collector (3)
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5.0

I am a Jimmy Stewart fan, and he is wonderful in this series

By Grammy

from Burlington, North Carolina

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      Comments about Hawkins: The Complete TV-Movie Collection:

      I enjoyed this series very much. I never saw it when it ran on TV. I have watched it over and over again, and enjoy it just as much each time. I have been a Jimmy Stewart fan as long as I can remember, and he didn't disappoint me with this character.

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Discs could not be played. Must return.

      By Ginger

      from Massachusetts

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      Pros

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        • Terribly Disappointed
        • Will Be Calling You

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          Comments about Hawkins: The Complete TV-Movie Collection:

          Need to know how to return pkg.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not One of My Favorites

          By ETXLady

          from East Texas, USA

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          Pros

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            • Boring
            • Slow

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              Comments about Hawkins: The Complete TV-Movie Collection:

              Jimmy Stewart was great in this series; as he was in most everything he starred in. Unfortunately, everything else was below par; supporting actors, especially his sheriff cousin was a poor choice.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              a legand

              By wadehardin

              from Omaha nebr

              About Me Movie Buff

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              • Entertaining

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                Comments about Hawkins: The Complete TV-Movie Collection:

                What appears to be a pre matlock series,Jimmy does his best Tv proformance.The same Jimmy that we loved all those years in Movies.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding Legal Drama

                By Chris

                from Mystic,CT

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                Pros

                • Action-packed
                • Classic
                • Engaging
                • Entertaining

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                  Comments about Hawkins: The Complete TV-Movie Collection:

                  It's great to see these made for tv movies starring Jimmy Stewart. They are well made.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  An excellent movie by James Stewart

                  By Bill

                  from Munford, Alabama

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                  Pros

                  • Classic
                  • Engaging
                  • Entertaining
                  • Spellbinding Stories

                  Cons

                  • Witty

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                  Comments about Hawkins: The Complete TV-Movie Collection:

                  Proof that a criminal just makes simple mistakes and gets caught by them.

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                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Jimmy Stewart, Proto-Matlock

                  By Mooncity

                  from Ypsilanti, MI

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                  Pros

                  • 1970s Tv
                  • Classic
                  • James Stewart

                  Cons

                  • Slow

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                  • Entertainment
                  • Everyone
                  • Jimmy Stewart Fans

                  Comments about Hawkins: The Complete TV-Movie Collection:

                  An unusual series starring James Stewart, in fine form as a small town West Virginia lawyer with a talent for catching murderers Perry Mason style, right there in the courtroom. It's not much of a stretch to say that the Matlock show could have been inspired by the Hawkins series.

                  Each episode features at least one good emotive scene as Stewart decries injustice in one form or another, though you can kind of tell these moments were somewhat contrived to give Stewart something dramatic to do. There's also some of that gentle Jimmy humor mixed in with the drama, balancing out each episode nicely.

                  The mysteries range from fair to good, and by the time you've screened the last installment, you'll be sorry there aren't any more. Naturally, the killer is always caught, and Hawkins has "never lost" a case. He usually cons the killer into confessing, albeit in clever ways you don't see coming.

                  One problem with the series is that the stories are a bit slow, but watching Jimmy crack the case is usually worth the wait. And Hawkins flies all over the country defending clients, but no one ever seems to wonder why a West Viginia lawyer is allowed to practice law in all those other states!

                  Best of the batch is "Blood Fued," the only episode that takes place in Hawkins' ficticious home town. There's a great sequence where Jimmy has to break up a catfight between two ladies, then has to chase one out of the house trying to get information from her. Hawkins even lambasts the Press and Media whilst lecturing the editor of the local paper about justice. And then there's the performance turned in by the great Lew Ayres (All Quiet on the Western Front). You won't forget it! Plus, you can see an appearance of a pre-"Dukes of Hazzard" James Best. What's not to love?

                  This set is a must for fans of the great James Stewart, or perhaps a Matlock-loving grandma you know who's seen all the Matlock episodes already.

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