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Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (1989)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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21 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Mike Hammer - Mädchen, Morde und Moneten  »

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John Calvin who portrayed Doctor Carl Durant in this television film previously had a guest appearance in "The New Mike Hammer" second season episode "Firestorm" as Pete Kingman, but that character remained alive in the episode because Kingman did not end up being a murder victim like Carl Durant did in "Murder Takes All". See more »

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Brad Peters: Can I ask you a question?
Mike Hammer: Sure. Why not? You've been doing it since the day I met you.
Brad Peters: Do you think I'm funny?
Mike Hammer: I don't know, Brad. I may be the wrong guy to ask. I've haven't smiled in three days.
Brad Peters: The reason I asked is I've been thinking about changing careers. And I like working for Doctor Durant, but what I really want to do is be a comedian. I just don't know if I can make people laugh. That's all. You know.
Mike Hammer: You got a point.
Brad Peters: Want to hear a joke?
Mike Hammer: No, Brad. Stick with the comedy.
Brad Peters: You're not ...
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Follows The New Mike Hammer (1984) See more »

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Harlem Nocturne
Written by Earle Hagen
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Not Gritty Enough For Mike Hammer, But Fine For TV.
16 March 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

The only problem with this movie series was the Made4TV factor. Mike Hammer was a rough-n-ready detective, much like the old Cannon series cross-bred with Sherlock Holmes, with a little New Yorker thrown in for good measure. The M4TV movies just couldn't do all that and still get the general audience clearing they needed for their time slot. They are therefore, lacking in edgy toughness needed to perpetrate a full on assault of the senses one would expect from this franchise.

Stacy Keach, however, is the epitome of perfect casting. He was the absolute best actor for this role. I always enjoy these movies, regardless of their downfalls.

This one rates a 6.4/10 on the M4TV scale from...

the Fiend :.


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