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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The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The cases of Mickey Spillane's classic private eye character.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud
Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie 1983)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mickey Spillane's private eye Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach) probes his long-lost love's death while seeking their daughter.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Stacy Keach, Tanya Roberts, Don Stroud
Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: John Nicolella
Stars: Stacy Keach, Lynda Carter, Lindsay Bloom
Wings (1990–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard
Banacek (1972–1974)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson
Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Stars: Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, Martin Kove
Simon & Simon (1981–1989)
Action | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver
The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young girl is kidnapped and there is an attempt on the daughter of an well-known actress. The kidnapper then turns up dead. Hammer is hired to protect the girl and travels to Los Angeles, where she is then kidnapped.

Director: Ray Danton
Stars: Stacy Keach, Emily Rose Chance, Don Stroud
The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
Action | Sci-Fi | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
More Than Murder (TV Movie 1984)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A high-stakes poker game is robbed and Pat intervenes as the thieves make their getaway. He is shot in the back and then framed as a drug dealer. Hammer makes it his job to clear Pat and find out who nearly killed him.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud
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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)
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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28 September 1997 (USA)  »

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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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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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