The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

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1988   1987   1986  
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 Sledge Hammer (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Dori Doreau (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Captain Trunk (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Leslie Morris ...
 Officer Majoy (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
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"HAMMERED: The Best of Sledge" (Laserdisc) - Prepare yourself for four crime stories that pack more punch than Sledge Hammer's trusty Magnum. And loaded with more misadventure than there is air between Sledge's ears. Our hero find himself up against the likes of the infamous Elvis impersonator serial killer, a powerful Mafioso Don, the sex-starved Elizabeth, and a violent revolutionary. Armed only with a Magnum, grenades, several Uzi machine-guns, and a bazooka, our hero singlehandedly makes the streets safe again for law-abiding citizens. Written by <damour@sanders.com>

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Trust Me. I Know What I'm Doing. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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23 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Sledge Hammer: The Early Years  »

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In 1992, New Line Cinema discussed producing a feature film version of the show with its creator, Alan Spencer But New Line wanted the film version to be a parody of Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels with all new characters. Spencer passed. New Line's concept then became the basis for Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) See more »

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Sledge Hammer: Now you've gone and done it. You just broke a family heirloom. That lamp had great sentimental value. It accidentally electrocuted my grandfather.
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Before the first episode of the second season was shown, this "disclaimer" appeared: The following season of Sledge Hammer! takes place five years before that nuclear explosion. Thank you. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Bingo (2015) See more »

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A true great
9 June 2000 | by (Aberdeen) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest TV comedies that has ever been produced. Episodes like "All Shook Up" (the Elvis impersonators one) and "Hammeroid" (the Robocop spoof) will stay with me forever. Today's comedies can't hold a candle to this. It discovered irony and satire 10 years before the rest of America. "Trust me- I know what I'm doing!" should have been a catchprase for one of Ronald Reagan's campaigns, it summed up the spirit of an age that is no more, like this sublime show...<sob>


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