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"The New Mike Hammer" Lady Killer (1987)"Mike Hammer" Lady Killer (original title)

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Mickey Spillane (characters) and
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Original Air Date:
25 March 1987 (Season 3, Episode 18)
A murderer is killing successful businesswomen many of whom appeared on a TV show. Hammer must act quickly before his client, a women's magazine editor, is also killed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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I don't mind you guarding my body but please don't breath down my neck See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Stacy Keach ... Mike Hammer

Lindsay Bloom ... Velda

Don Stroud ... Captain Pat Chambers
Kent Williams ... Special Prosecutor Lawrence D. Barrington

Barbara Carrera ... Claire Morgan

Dennis Cole ... Kevin Landers

Joyce Brothers ... Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Charles Siebert ... Charles Forester

Jenilee Harrison ... Maggie
Lisa Raggio ... Nancy Atkins

Lee Benton ... Jenny
Stan Kamber ... Kemper
Deanna Oliver ... Laura
Janet Bascome ... Brenda
Todd Evan ... Jack
Anne Evans Miles ... Newscaster
Tony Rolon ... Jose

Joan Severance ... Pauline
Harry Woolf ... Bar Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Denton ... The Face (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Lynch 
Writing credits
Mickey Spillane (characters)

Edward Di Lorenzo  story (as Edward DiLorenzo)
Edward Di Lorenzo  teleplay (as Edward DiLorenzo)
Nancy Ann Miller  teleplay

Produced by
E. Nick Alexander .... producer
Jon C. Andersen .... producer (as Jon Andersen)
Jay Bernstein .... executive producer
William Cairncross .... co-producer
Gregory S. Dinallo .... supervising producer
Jeffrey Morton .... associate producer
B.W. Sandefur .... producer
Ed Scharlach .... producer
Original Music by
Ron Ramin (score)
Cinematography by
Bradley B. Six (director of photography) (as Bradley Six)
Film Editing by
Dennis Mosher 
Casting by
Gary Shaffer 
Art Direction by
Ross Bellah 
Dick Lawrence 
Richard Lawrence  (as Dick Lawrence)
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel-Goddard)
David Horowitz 
Costume Design by
Grady Hunt 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns Jr. .... makeup artist
Lee Crawford .... hair stylist
Barbara Lampson .... hair stylist
Mike Moschella .... makeup artist (as Michael Moschella)
Mike Moschella .... makeup supervisor (as Michael Moschella)
Fred Williams .... makeup artist (as Fred L. Williams)
Fred Williams .... makeup supervisor (as Fred L. Williams)
Production Management
Kurt Baker .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicholas Batchelor .... first assistant director
Paul Hornstein .... second assistant director
Joseph J. Kontra .... second assistant director (as Joseph John Kontra)
Art Department
Marty Wunderlich .... property master
Sound Department
John Speak .... sound mixer
Tom Ruff .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Tom Ruff .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bill Clove .... special effects
Richard E. Butler .... stunt coordinator (as Dick Butler)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Kibbe .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Tim Flack .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kendall Errair .... costume supervisor: women
Bruce R. Hogard .... costume supervisor: men
Music Department
Earle Hagen .... composer: theme "Harlem Nocturne"
Other crew
Paul Diamond .... story editor
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Herman Miller .... executive story consultant
Phill Norman .... title designer: Main
Phill Norman .... title designer: main

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Brody  co-creator
Larry Brody 
Bruce Reisman 

Sound Department
John S. Coffey .... sound mixer
John Speak .... sound mixer (various episodes)
Debby VanPoucke .... post sound coordinator
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Jeff Brockton .... assistant stunt coordinator
Roydon Clark .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunt coordinator
Wally Crowder .... stunts
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Dick Durock .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
Lance Turner .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (1986-1987)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: props
Dave Richardson .... best boy grip (1986-1987) (as David Richardson)
Music Department
Bruce Miller .... conductor
Bruce Miller .... music arranger
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mike Hammer: Lady Killer (#3.18)" - USA (original title)
Aspect Ratio:
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I don't mind you guarding my body but please don't breath down my neck, 6 December 2015
Author: kapelusznik18 from United States

***SPOILERS*** Mike Hammer, Stacey Keach, gets the envious job of guarding the sexy hot as a pistol "Darling Magazine" editor Claire Morgan's, Barbara Carrera, body in her being on the hit list of this mysterious lady killer who has it in for women in power like she is. This all started after Clair's appearance on a TV broadcast of Dr. Joyce, O Brother Where Art Thou, Brothers "The View" like hit show "Womens World". It turns out that all the women, except Clair and Dr. Joyce Brothers, on the show talking about their success in the business and publishing world have been murdered as they were going to pick up their cars in underground garages around the city.

Hammer more interested in keeping Calire alive overlooks the killer motives in targeting himself as well as the women he kills to get him out of his hair and keep him from preventing the killer from doing his job. That in murdering, with a straight edge razor, women in power that he feels are a threat to him or his manhood as well as have already, in him losing everything he had, ruined his life!

***SPOILERS*** After a number of false alarms with a number of people, men & women, murdered Hammer finally gets to the bottom of all this when the killer, wearing a womens stocking over his face, gets his chance to do Caire, after thanking her morning swim, in. It turns out that the almost always wrong Dr. Brothers got it right this time in who the killer is and what his gripe is with women in power are. But this time around it was a man-Mike Hammer- not a woman who screwed him up and ended up doing him in. P.S As in all the "New Mike Hammer" episodes "The Face", Donna Denton, made her cameo appearance here but on close circuit TV not live and in person.

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