Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

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

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 Sledge Hammer (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Anne-Marie Martin ...
 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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The producers approached Peter Gabriel about using his song "Sledgehammer!" as the title theme for the show, but the rights proved too expensive. See more »

Quotes

Sledge Hammer: Any calls?
Dori: Three. Two wrong numbers and an offer to cater a Bar Mitzvah. I told them 'no,' 'no,' and 'maybe.'
Sledge Hammer: [Notices that Doreau is sporting a Veronica Lake hairstyle] New hairdo?
Dori: Yes. This is what happens when I can't afford my regular hairdresser.
Sledge Hammer: Just remember, if you don't look good, we don't look good. Nice outfit; now that the first time you look like a real... girl.
Dori: Yeah, if I don't get my hair fixed, I'll need a guide dog.
[Blows her hair off her face]
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The episode "Last of the Red Hot Vampires" ends with the dedication "In Memory of Mr. Blasko". Blasko was the real last name of Bela Lugosi. See more »

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Great Underrated Cult Show
29 December 2000 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

A hidden gem from the eighties. In-jokes seemed to be the rage at ABC around the '86-87 and '87-88 seasons (Moonlighting, Growing Pains etc.) and this was no exception. A cool look, a lot of pop culture riffs, and an original in every way. How many other half hour sitcoms had action and adventure like this but still maintained a comic edge ? I rented four episodes from the video store ten years after the show went off the air and still found it funny. Like Miami Vice, the look of the show was very much of the time. Too bad it was scheduled opposite it on Friday nights.


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