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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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Jim Carrey's character, Brad Peters yearns about changing his career from working at the Durant Clinic to being a comedian while wandering in the desert with Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach). Jim was already being a comedian in real life. In their first scene together, Mike seriously asks Brad "What are you? A lawyer?". Ironically, Jim portrayed a lawyer in Liar Liar (1997). See more »

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Carl Durant: [after Mike punches Brad in the nose] Drop it, Hammer! Drop it! Drop it. Should've known that you'd be here.
Mike Hammer: How's Boston, Carl?
Carl Durant: [as Brad gets back up] Shut up. I want the book.
Mike Hammer: You're not alone, pal.
Carl Durant: I'm serious, Hammer. Where's the book?
Mike Hammer: Why are you so interested in Johnny Roman's diary?
Carl Durant: Johnny Roman didn't have a diary. I'm talking about the account book.
Mike Hammer: Account book?
Carl Durant: Account book, yeah. Where's Helen? Helen!
[opens the cabin boat's explosive booby-trap door and screams to his death]
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Open Your Heart
Written By Gardner Cole, Peter Rafelson and Madonna
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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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