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Plot, Details & Awards

Fish Hawk

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Plot & Details

Native American actor Will Sampson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) plays the title role in Fish Hawk. Sampson's character starts out on the wrong foot by getting roaring drunk at the slightest opportunity. In response to a hero-worshipping young farm boy (Charlie Fields), the man swears off booze and becomes a useful member of the community.

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1980 Genie Awards Best Director Donald Shebib Nominated
1980 Genie Awards Best Art Direction Seamus Flannery Nominated
1980 Genie Awards Best Costume Design Linda Matheson Nominated
1980 Genie Awards Best Actor - Foreign Will Sampson Nominated
1980 Genie Awards Best Editing Ron Wisman Nominated

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