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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 Deputy Mayor Barry Lawerence / ... (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Capt. Skip Gleason / ... (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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28 September 1997 (USA)  »

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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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A poor knock-off of the previous series.
15 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I must disagree with TC-4. The "grittiness" he describes, I would call "cheap".

I think the original CBS series of 1983-87 was superior to this one. With Don Stroud as Pat Chambers, Donna Denton as "The Face" Lindsay Bloom as Velda and the other regular supporting actors, it was a class act all around.

While Shannon Whirry makes a tasty Velda, the rest of this production was just a bargain-basement attempt at bringing back a good series. Obviously, it didn't work, with so few episodes shot.

Stacy Keach was good as always, but I miss his previous co-stars.


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