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.
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 »
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 Hammer is a two-fisted private eye. He's tough, he's honest, and the girls love him. The series follows his exploits as he solves a variety of crimes, most of which involve a murder somewhere along the way... Written by
I used to watch this show when it aired in the 80's.It wasn't the regular Mike Hammer of the books but a tongue-in cheek version,the real Hammer had too much sex and violence for television. Stacy Keach is OK in the title role,manages to instill some drama when its needed and add some light hearted comedy the rest of the time. The plots are not far from standard 80's cop-fare,there's the typical supporting cast of cops and villains,Hammer also has a sexy secretary,and while on the case meets a whole bunch of beauties. I remember there was some criticism of the series about the girls,that there were too many of them, and in later episodes they cut down on the number of girls Hammer meets.I didn't see any point in this ,the show was not to be taken seriously by any stretch of the imagination. All in all not a bad Pr.eye series,one of the 80's series thats not available on DVD yet.
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