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Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  21 May 1989 (USA)
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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 shanghaied, which the entertainer denies. Later the entertainer is blown up (literally) and someone has planted evidence that points to Mike. Mike then sets out to try and clear his name but everyone he goes to get information is killed and he is again the suspect. Can Mike find someone who can clear him and can he keep that person alive long enough to do so? Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Hammer Time!
30 March 2004 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

Not bad for a Stacy Keach Mike Hammer movie (or episode). The Mike Hammer series was hit-or-miss because Stacy Keach usually looked pretty bad during the series, and his acting was uneven (at some point it was revealed that he had some serious Cocaine addiction problems during this era). However, this Mike Hammer movie from 1989 is pretty good. Mostly because the Stacy Keach monologues are kept to a minimum. The supporting cast is also great, featuring the still-gorgeous Lynda Carter, and the young Jim Carrey. Jim Carrey is neither funny nor entertaining in this movie. However it is interesting to watch Hammer slap him around, and of course, Carrey exits this film "on fire!"

Lyle Alzado is one of the bad guys, and he looked very healthy in this movie (not long afterwards he would die of illnesses which he said were caused by steroid abuse). The main characters, Lynda Carter and Stacy Keach, work well together. Lynda Carter does an excellent turn as a vulnerable woman who needs help; and yet her character is also a seductress who has more than one secret. Michelle Philips (the former singer of The Mamas & Papas) is the Security Agent, and she looks great too and provides some extra mystery woman suspense. Perhaps the most refreshing part of this movie is that Hammer is losing and getting beaten up at every turn, and Stacy Keach plays his role low tempo, which makes the character seem a lot more realistic.

The end is not surprising, but getting there was filled with a lot of decent action scenes and good dialogue (for a TV Mystery Movie) with very good actors and actresses. Edward Winter appears briefly as Johnny Roman, the man everyone hates.


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