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'Air Wolf' (1984)
The plot: During a test run of new supercopter "Airwolf", the pilot (David Hemmings) steals the chopper and kills observers in the process. A survivor (Alex Cord) calls upon a recluse (Jan-Michael Vincent) for help, but no amount of money will convince him to help, but there is one thing he wants--the return of his brother, a Vietnam POW. / How many watched: 27.9 million / Touchdown or fumble? Touchdown. As if the fact that the title "character" is a supercopter isn't cool enough, the show dealt with relevant themes such as the Cold War in the first season. While over time it became lighter and more family-friendly, the interesting plotlines remained, perhaps due to show creator Donald P. Bellisario, who also had success with Magnum P.I.