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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2 | 1

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1998 | 1997

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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)
Kent Williams ...
 Deputy Mayor Barry Lawerence / ... (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Capt. Skip Gleason / ... (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Malgosia Tomassi ...
 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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Crime | Drama

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28 September 1997 (USA)  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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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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Follows More Than Murder (1984) See more »

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Cheap Detective from Manhatten, no make that Ventura
11 January 2007 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

The episode I just watched was number 20 of 26 that are packaged in one Mike Hammer set from 1997 and '98. The production values were low budget filming in Ventura, CA for New York. There are some exterior establishing shots of The Big Apple, but much of the location sets look like anywhere but New York.

The episode is called The Maya Connection. Some of the dialog is haunting and maybe prophetic. The very first line in this show is a voice-over saying, "Saddam Hussein... We should have got him when we had the chance." The accompanying visuals show someone loading a rifle.

There are a couple of establishing shots that show The World Trade Center towers. Later in the story we hear a voice-over saying, "The real victims of war are the people who live at Ground Zero." It all takes on a new meaning in today's world.

Maxwell Caufield is good as the guest star. I could visualize him in a James Bond type role. He is a secret agent in this. Maxwell is at his best in Grease 2. There is a lot of action and plenty of wise cracks, especially from Stacy Keach, our Mike Hammer.

The story is much too disjointed to follow. It doesn't matter. It has some action and comedy and some really weird stuff. A scene in the back seat of a taxi seems to be an Altoids commercial. The best comedy sighting in this is Stacy in drag as an Iraqi woman.

Worth the $11.99 for 26 episodes.

Tom Willett


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