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Seasons:
1 | 2
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.
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Cast

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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)
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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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:
Follows More Than Murder (1984) (TV)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Cheap Detective from Manhatten, no make that Ventura, 11 January 2007
Author: Tom Willett (yonhope) from Central Midwest, USA

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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