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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
28 September 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Crime never pays.
Plot:
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.
User Reviews:
A poor knock-off of the previous series. See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 44)

Stacy Keach ... Mike Hammer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)

Shane Conrad ... Nick Farrell (26 episodes, 1997-1998)

Shannon Whirry ... Velda (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kent Williams ... Deputy Mayor Barry Lawerence / ... (26 episodes, 1997-1998)

Peter Jason ... Capt. Skip Gleason / ... (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Malgosia Tomassi ... Maya Ricci (26 episodes, 1997-1998)

Rebekah Chaney ... The Face (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
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Series Directed by
Rex Piano (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jonathan Winfrey (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Wayne Ewing (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Greydon Clark (2 episodes, 1997)
Dimitri Logothetis (2 episodes, 1998)
William Lucking (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Writing credits
Mickey Spillane (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Chris Baena (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Peter McGovern (5 episodes, 1998)
Michael O'Connell (5 episodes, 1998)
George Melrod (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jennifer Boller (3 episodes, 1998)
Brian Oppenheimer (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Jay Bernstein .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
John S. Curran .... line producer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Cary Glieberman .... supervising producer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Stacy Keach .... executive co-producer (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jeff Franklin .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Steve Waterman .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Doug McIntyre .... co-executive producer (16 episodes, 1998)
Larry B. Williams .... producer (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
Claude Lawrence Jr. .... associate producer / producer (6 episodes, 1997)

Susan J. Spohr .... staff associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Eric Allaman (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Cinematography by
Nicholas Josef von Sternberg (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Film Editing by
Greg A. Simone (10 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jonathan Seay (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael Matlock (3 episodes, 1997)
Richard E. Rabjohn (2 episodes, 1997)
Shawn Paper (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting by
Linda Berger (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Production Design by
George Costello (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Art Direction by
Clare Brown (16 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bradley Wisham (16 episodes, 1998)
Sarah Sprawls (9 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Elisabeth Scott (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Makeup Department
Julie Lee .... key hair stylist (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jana Hudson .... key makeup artist (15 episodes, 1997-1998)
Sergio Lopez .... key makeup artist (11 episodes, 1998)
Jenny Daugherty .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Management
Cindy Carroll .... post-production supervisor (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mark Phillips .... executive in charge of production (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Karen Valdez .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bob Perkis .... production manager (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Galen Walker .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
Douglas Salkin .... post-production supervisor (10 episodes, 1997-1998)
Christopher Poole .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1997)
Rick Delena .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lori Mellman .... second assistant director (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Joel Morales .... first assistant director (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tom Milo .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1998)
Joel Jeffrey Nishimine .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1997-1998)

Brian Hennessy .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Linda L. Rebman .... art department coordinator (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Eduardo H. Esparza .... construction supervisor (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Greg Huyck .... property master (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
Chad Buchanan .... props (7 episodes, 1997)
Stephen Reece .... construction supervisor (4 episodes, 1997)

Joe Monaco .... lead man (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Michael Boden .... sound re-recording mixer (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lou Thomas .... supervising sound editor (12 episodes, 1998)
Donald Zenz .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1997)
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 1998)
Thomas E. Miller .... post-production sound supervisor (2 episodes, 1998)

Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Dennis Petersen .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator (16 episodes, 1998)
David Dion .... special effects coordinator (9 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Linda Stein Graham .... CGI artist: CIS (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Dion J. Mitchell .... non-descript stunts / utility stunts / ... (6 episodes, 1998)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jeff Brockton .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Danny Epper .... stunts (2 episodes, 1997)

Paul Beahm .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Richard E. Butler .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Khristian Lupo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mary Torres .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Alan Reiniger .... key grip (16 episodes, 1998)
Ron N. Sill .... chief lighting technician (16 episodes, 1998)
Dan Elsasser .... director of photography: second unit (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mark Lovedale .... electrician (8 episodes, 1997)
Philip Hurn .... director of photography: second unit (7 episodes, 1997)
John Koth .... key grip (7 episodes, 1997)
Andrew Phillips .... chief lighting technician (7 episodes, 1997)
Hank Friendly .... director of photography: second unit (7 episodes, 1998)
Scott Gainer .... key grip (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Casting Department
Janice Maiorana .... casting assistant (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Chuck Saculla .... casting assistant / casting associate (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
Leah Stanko Mangum .... casting intern (9 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Stein Graham .... costume supervisor (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kristen Anacker .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 1997)

Stephen Reece .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Alan Cassidy .... executive in charge of post-production (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Chris A. Moore .... assistant editor (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Brad Bogart .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 1998)
Robert LeMaire .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1997)
Robert Lemaire .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Transportation Department
Michael Doggett .... transportation coordinator (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Glenn Midcap .... transportation captain (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Terry Swanson .... driver (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Other crew
Rebecca Knowlton .... production accountant (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bob Kronovet .... executive in charge of marketing and publicity (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jeff Rubinstein .... location manager (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lisa McNeil .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
Wendy Wolk .... script coordinator / assistant to writer (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
Cathy Chase .... set medic / craft service / ... (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
Stevie Nelson .... location manager (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jennifer Boller .... associate story editor (15 episodes, 1998)
Peter McGovern .... story editor (15 episodes, 1998)
Michael O'Connell .... story editor (15 episodes, 1998)
Kimberly Tortorici .... production coordinator (15 episodes, 1998)
David Brahka .... craft service (10 episodes, 1998)
Carmen 'Ceci' Castillo .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 1997)
Joseph Kerr .... assistant to writer (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Laurette Dobson .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1997)
Yenissey Luna .... location manager (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lesley Wake .... assistant to writer / script coordinator / ... (4 episodes, 1997)
Yennisey Luna .... location manager (4 episodes, 1998)

Harlan Freedman .... production executive (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (26 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Mike Hammer:I'll make a note.
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Movie Connections:
Version of "Mike Hammer" (1958)See more »

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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A poor knock-off of the previous series., 15 August 2005
Author: Jimbo52

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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