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The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1986)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  18 April 1986 (USA)
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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Megan (as Emily Chance)
Lindsay Bloom ...
Kent Williams ...
Joanna Lake
Michael Preston ...
David 'Dak' Anson Kola (as Mike Preston)
Leo Penn ...
Jack Bergan
Nick Anton
FBI Agent Frank Walker


A kidnapping in Central Park followed by a near-kidnapping in Mike Hammer's neighborhood from a movie set brings Hammer into the fray. Hired to protect the young girl who was the near victim, Hammer follows the film crew to Hollywood. Once there, the girl is kidnapped and Hammer sets off in a mad search for her. In route he is led into an underground led by killers, gamblers, and a grim reminder of the Vietnam War. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Le retour de Mike Hammer  »

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