An old friend of a private detective is murdered. The detective, Mike Hammer, will make every effort to find out the killer. At each step he does, there is someone taking advantage of his ... See full summary »
Richard T. Heffron
Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.
A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. She is later found murdered and there is no trace of the ring, which turns out to... See full summary »
Mike is asked by a Las Vegas entertainer to come to Vegas. Mike refuses, he is then knocked out and dropped (literally) into Las Vegas. He is led to believe that the entertainer had him ... See full summary »
Hammer is called before a Grand Jury by the only girl he ever proposed to, Chris Jameson. She wants him to protect her as she is to testify in a case against the Vance Helicopter Company for selling secrets to countries on the banned list. Chris also tells Hammer that he has a daughter, Michelle. When Chris is murder in the Grand Jury room Hammer is determined to find her killers and his daughter. There is a twist when Jack Vance tries to hire Hammer, and another one when he finds out his daughter appears to have been a porn star. However, his daughter has disappeared. There are more twists and turns before Hammer brings the case to a conclusion. Written by
[in a cemetery]
Have you noticed the larger tombstones have the longer lifespans?
It says something about money, doesn't it?
It may not buy happiness, but it gives you a better lease.
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Very interesting Thriller, a Mike-Hammer TV-Special. The plot is excellent and has a few surprises and the cast is brilliant. Stacy Keach plays Mike Hammer as always but Tanya Roberts as his secretary Velda is a real pleasure. She bewitches us with her girlie-like charme and her soft sex-appeal.
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