A high-stakes poker game is robbed and Pat intervenes as the thieves make their getaway. He is shot in the back and then framed as a drug dealer. Hammer makes it his job to clear Pat and find out who nearly killed him.
A young girl is kidnapped and there is an attempt on the daughter of an well-known actress. The kidnapper then turns up dead. Hammer is hired to protect the girl and travels to Los Angeles, where she is then kidnapped.
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 »
The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.
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.
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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