YMMV / Night Hawks

  • Complete Monster: Heymar Reinhardt, alias "Wulfgar," is a terrorist who manipulates everyone around him and kills the people who help him. Even his employers don't like him, as evidenced by one of them refusing to pay him because several children were killed by his last attack at the beginning of the movie. He doesn't care who his actions injure or kill, even if the victims are children. He takes a frail old woman hostage at a subway, and before that, he killed the flight attendant he was staying with after she looked in his briefcase, calmly telling her that everything was okay, before killing her offscreen. Later on, he takes more hostages, including an eight-month-old infant. The only reason that he lets the infant live is because he knows that doing so would make him seem more employable to future or potential terrorist organizations, provided he can escape his current predicament alive.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Seeing Stallone cross-dressing while beating up criminals is pretty damn funny. It's also one of the few lighthearted moments that this film has, and it provides a stark contrast to the seriousness that is yet to come.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: While Keith Emerson's style may seem out of place anywhere else, in this movie it works rather well.
  • What An Idiot: After finally escaping from the hostage situation, albeit at the cost of Shakka, Wulfgar has a chance to hide. Instead, he decides to find DaSilva's ex-wife and kill her. This bites him in the ass hard when it turns out that DaSilva had caught on after seeing her house listed on a piece of paper at his [Wulfgar] hide out, and decided to wait for him in her home, which leads to the "oh crap" moment above.