Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997–1998)

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Stacy Keach's original portrayal of the title character is revived with a new Velda and a different cop as his friend. Mike's cases are arranged to reflect the times of the late '90's.

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 Mike Hammer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Nick Farrell (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Velda (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Maya Ricci (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 The Face (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
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Stacy Keach's original portrayal of the title character is revived with a new Velda and a different cop as his friend. Mike's cases are arranged to reflect the times of the late '90's.

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Crime never pays.

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Mike Hammer, detective privado  »

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Because Don Stroud, who played Mike Hammer's friend and police contact Pat Chambers in the previous Mike Hammer series, was disfigured by a mugger who stabbed him several times that the producers created the character of Skip Gleason as a replacement. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mike Hammer: I'll make a note.
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Version of Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer!' (1954) See more »

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There's Stacy Keach...and not much else
18 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stacy Keach is the only reason this 2nd incarnation of him as Mike Hammer is watchable.

I was a huge fan of the original Stacy Keach Mike Hammer series. Along with a lot of TV movies he did with the same character, he created a pretty good little franchise for himself. That being said, this 2nd incarnation of this great detective is just not that great. It has quite a few earmarks of a low budget and the first is the actors. All of em except Shannon Whirry are just plain bad. Shane Conrad is an absolute joke in this. You can tell he got the job just by who his father was. Worse than the acting is the script writing. The dialogue is so bad it's not even borderline laughable or believable, it's just laughable and unbelievable.

Regardless of the fact that this show pale's in comparison to Stacy Keachs' original series, he's the reason this show is still worth a look. He plays the same character with the same flair. It's petty obvious that Keach brought this character back to make a buck. It was successful the first time so why not try again. It just wasn't as good this time around.

Most know when they hear "Mike Hammer" they think of Mr. Keach himself. There's a reason for that, he is Mike Hammer(sorta).


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