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"Sledge Hammer!" (1986) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1986-1988

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | unknown
Release Date:
23 September 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If This is Law Enforcement, God Help us All! See more »
Plot:
The adventures of a dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem. Full summary »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
User Reviews:
The funniest show ever made See more (59 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 36)

David Rasche ... Sledge Hammer (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Anne-Marie Martin ... Dori Doreau (41 episodes, 1986-1988)

Harrison Page ... Captain Trunk (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Leslie Morris ... Officer Majoy (31 episodes, 1986-1988)
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Series Directed by
Bill Bixby (8 episodes, 1987-1988)
Charles Braverman (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jackie Cooper (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Wechter (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Reza Badiyi (3 episodes, 1987)
Gary Walkow (3 episodes, 1987)
Dick Martin (3 episodes, 1988)
Daniel Attias (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bruce Bilson (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Alan Spencer (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Brian Pollack (10 episodes, 1986-1988)
Mert Rich (10 episodes, 1986-1988)
Al Jean (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Mike Reiss (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Rod Ash (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mark Curtiss (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Anthony DiMarco (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Ketchum (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Chris Ruppenthal (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jim Fisher (2 episodes, 1986)
Jim Staahl (2 episodes, 1986)
Gerald Gardner (2 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
Alan Spencer .... executive producer / producer (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Thomas John Kane .... producer (28 episodes, 1987-1988)
Byron Chudnow .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert Ewing .... associate producer (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ron Friedman .... supervising producer (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
James Ragan .... co-producer (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Robert Birnbaum .... co-producer (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
William P. D'Angelo .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Alan C. Blomquist .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Original Music by
Lance Rubin (28 episodes, 1986-1988)
Richard Stone (3 episodes, 1986)
Ron Grant (3 episodes, 1987)
Don Davis (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Cinematography by
Norman Leigh (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Chuck Colwell (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Film Editing by
Craig Ridenour (11 episodes, 1986-1987)
Peter V. White (11 episodes, 1986-1987)
Briana London (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Janet Ashikaga (8 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Casting by
Barbara Hanley (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Cathy Henderson (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
 
Series Production Design by
Steven Wolff (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Gregory Melton (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alex Hajdu (8 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gregory Melton (28 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Michael Parker (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Diana Allen Williams (4 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Costume Design by
Susie DeSanto (12 episodes, 1987)
Nancy G. Fox (10 episodes, 1986-1988)
Rona Lamont (7 episodes, 1987)
Giovanna Ottobre-Melton (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Makeup Department
June Brickman .... makeup artist (40 episodes, 1986-1988)
Jay Wellington .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert Hallowell II .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jules Warren .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Production Management
James Ragan .... unit production manager (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Robert Birnbaum .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Larry Levin .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alan C. Blomquist .... unit production manager (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy King .... second assistant director (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Glen Sanford .... second assistant director / first assistant director (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Mary Ellen Canniff .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Louis Race .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
Candace Allen .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
Linda Rockstroh .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1987)
Robert P. Cohen .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1986)

Karen Miller Ehrlich .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Jeff Ozimek .... set designer (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Raymond Camaioni .... construction coordinator (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Christopher Amy .... property master (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Héctor López .... assistant property master (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tommy Estridge .... property master (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Cheri Paul .... property master (9 episodes, 1987)

Richard Bryan Douglas .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Tom Koester .... sound (40 episodes, 1986-1988)

Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Charles E. Dolan .... special effects (32 episodes, 1986-1988)
Bruce Robles .... special effects (8 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Stunts
David M. Graves .... stunts (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Edward J. Ulrich .... stunt coordinator (38 episodes, 1986-1988)
Terry Jackson .... stunts (3 episodes, 1986)
Walter Robles .... stunts (3 episodes, 1986)
Spiro Razatos .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1986)
Marian Green .... stunt double / stunt performer (2 episodes, 1987)

Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andy Gill .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dylan Shephard .... key grip (40 episodes, 1986-1988)
Walter Stewart .... gaffer (36 episodes, 1986-1988)
Tony Baggot .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jack Lester .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tom Fraser .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1986)
Karl Alexander .... gaffer / key grip (4 episodes, 1986)
Michael Levine .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1988)
Philip D. Schwartz .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1986)

Kevin Edwards .... grip (unknown episodes)
David E. Elkins .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Steven R. Monroe .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Gregory Peters .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Ron Wisnesky .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy G. Fox .... key costumer (7 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michael L. Sale .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Music Department
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme music / music supervisor (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Steve Mccroskey .... supervising music editor (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Steve Bartek .... orchestrator (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mario Simon .... transportation captain (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Mitch Friedman .... driver (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Geno Hart .... transportation co-captain (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Richard Rollison .... transportation coordinator (19 episodes, 1986-1987)
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ron Holmstrom .... transportation captain (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Sanford Hampton .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1986)
Gary W. Shaw .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Other crew
Leonard Stern .... creative consultant (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Brian Pollack .... story editor / executive story editor (40 episodes, 1986-1988)
Mert Rich .... story editor / executive story editor (40 episodes, 1986-1988)
Rickie Byars .... assistant: Alan Spencer (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Michael R. Casey .... location manager (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Al Jean .... story editor (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Mike Reiss .... story editor (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Nancy Rosing .... production coordinator (21 episodes, 1986-1987)
Erica Fox .... production auditor (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Bonnie Jordan .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Chris Ruppenthal .... story editor (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tracy Yeager .... assistant: Alan Spencer (19 episodes, 1987-1988)
Rod Ash .... story editor (18 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mark Curtiss .... story editor (18 episodes, 1987-1988)
Nancy Edwards .... assistant: Thomas Kane (18 episodes, 1987-1988)
Sherry Gamlin .... assistant: Alan Spencer (17 episodes, 1987-1988)
Betty Martin Mallin .... production controller (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Nancy Friedman .... script supervisor (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
Patricia Althouse .... assistant: Mr. D'Angelo (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Anthony J. Saenz .... location manager (12 episodes, 1987)
Tino Insana .... story editor (11 episodes, 1986)
Molly Zimmerman .... assistant: Thomas Kane (9 episodes, 1987)
Coby Turner .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1987)
Rene Botana .... location manager (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Alessandra Mazzola .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Connie Barzaghi .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1986)
Jim Fisher .... story editor (5 episodes, 1986)
Jim Staahl .... story editor (5 episodes, 1986)
Barry Gurstein .... story editor (4 episodes, 1986)
David Pitlik .... story editor (4 episodes, 1986)
Anne Warner .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1987)
Patricia Depew .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1986)

Peter Devaney Flanagan .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brad Stephens .... publicist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Bela Lugosi .... in memory of (1 episode, 1987)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sledge Hammer: The Early Years" - USA (second season title)
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Runtime:
30 min | Argentina:60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Harrison Page said that when he auditioned for the role of Captain Trunk, he pictured him as an extremely exasperated, frustrated man, and, therefore, chose to play him as constantly yelling at Hammer. He did that, which alerted other people in the building, and got the role.See more »
Quotes:
Sledge Hammer:You've never played target practice?
Soviet Scientist:In Russia, we practice by shooting dissidents.
Sledge Hammer:Here we call them liberals.
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FAQ

What is the deal with season 2 being set five years before season 1?
How many people do we see Sledge shoot during the series?
Why doesn't Sledge sing any Elvis songs during 'All Shook Up'?
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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
The funniest show ever made, 8 April 2003
Author: patentguy from BC, Canada

This has got to be the most hilarious show to ever pollute the airwaves. Sledge Hammer (David Rasche) is a man's man, a parodical sexist pig who talks to the .44 magnum he carries in his shoulder-holster and drives around with a rocket-launcher in his trunk, and who presumes all suspects to be scum until proven otherwise. There is not a single constitutional right that he has not flagrantly violated during the unfortunately short life-span of this series. Any cops out there will envy Sledge for doing all the things they would have liked to have done but couldn't. But despite Sledge's propensity for wanton and gratuitous violence and his callous use of weapons of mass destruction, he's more of an Inspector Cluseau than a Dirty Harry. His slapstick bumbling and his misogynist remarks are both counter-balanced by his partner, the intelligent and beautiful Dori Doreau (Anne-Marie Martin), who constantly compensates for Sledge's ineptitude and general lack of diplomacy. Rounding out the comedy trio is Captain Trunk (Harrison Page), Hammer's superior, who is constantly swilling Pepto Bismol to counter the ulcer and high-blood pressure that Hammer's antics are causing him to suffer; a futile gesture, as he is usually driven to screaming "Hammer!" at the top of his lungs in a fit of rage at least several times per episode. Our whole residence used to watch this show all the time back in university, and it had us all in side-splitting stitches (okay, maybe not all of us; the feminists didn't pick up on the fact that his sexist antics were a parody, and would frequently leave the room in disgust, but not before hurling verbal abuse, and sometimes beer bottles, at us ...). This is a classic among cult classics. I've scoured the Internet trying to find episodes of Sledge Hammer! on DVD, but all I've been able to find so far are a few bad-quality, copyright-infringing VHS tapes on e-Bay. Shame, I'd buy the whole series if I could find it in reasonable-quality digital form.

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