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The American Dream was the 24th episode of Airwolf and the 13th episode of Season 2. The episode first aired on 1/12/1985.

Plot Synopsis

Hawke, Dominic and Caitlin come to the aid of a group of Vietnamese immigrant farmers in California who are being terrorized by a former Vietnamese warlord who demands that they pay him tribute.[1]

Episode summary

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Story locations

Aircraft seen

  • Airwolf
  • Rockwell Thrush Commander
  • P-51 Mustang

Firearms seen

Research Notes

Guest stars/Recurring cast

  • James Shigeta as Tranh Van Zung
  • Soon Teck-Oh as Nguyen Van Minh
  • John Fujioka as Tru
  • Marilyn Tokuda as Mai
  • F. William Parker as Sergeant Bryant
  • Buelah Quo as Unnamed
  • Byron Chung as Hua
  • Sab Shimono as Ko
  • Sonny Trinidad as Diem
  • Nell Datu Anderson as Sama
  • Gary Murakami as Tommy
  • Lindsay Price as Child (IMDB lists the part as "frightened child")
  • Uncredited
    • Jeff Imada as biker gang


  • This is like a who's who of Asian actors and actresses of the 1970s and 1980s. Many familiar faces from M*A*S*H and A-team.