A Man Called Hawk: Poison [White Poison]

Robert B. Parker (screenwriter)
Avery Brooks, Yusef Bulos, William Fichtner, Joseph C. Phillips (starring)
Virgil Vogel (director)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers / American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1989. First Draft script for the season one, episode eight of the 1989 television show, originally broadcast March 25, 1989 on ABC, here under the working title "White Poison." Virgil Vogel credited here as Director, but Harry Falk would receive final credit as Director of the episode.

"Hawk" was based on a character from the crime drama series "Spencer: For Hire" (1985-1988). Avery Brooks, an African American actor reprising his role from the former series, starred as the sharp-dressed, streetwise, sunglasses-wearing, elongated Colt revolver-toting vigilante, with a deep sense of being.

In this episode, Hawk is tracking the source of heroin laced with strychnine, but his task is constantly interrupted by a nosy reporter.

Orange titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated January 27, 1989. Title page present, dated January 27, 1989, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Parker and director Vogel, as well as credits for executive producers, producers, associate producer, and unit production manager. 62 leaves, with last page of text numbered 58. Mechanical duplication. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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