Sledge Hammer!: Season 1, Episode 2

Hammer Gets Nailed (26 Sep. 1986)

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A local TV newscaster creates bitter public feeling toward the police department when he reports and editorializes adversely on what he sees during a day-long ride with Sledge and Dori.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Marie Martin ...
Phil Gumm
Tim McDaniel ...
Punk at Precinct
Leslie Morris ...
Coleen Maloney ...
Fighting Wife
Fighting Husband
Store Robber
Mert Rich ...
Store Clerk
Singing Telegram (as Jennifer Barlowe)
William Hubbard Knight ...
TV Anchor
Student Driver


Local television reporter Phil Gumm is a biased and frequent critic of the police department on his "Gumm In the Streets" segment, but he is reluctantly given permission to spend a day riding with Sledge and Dori. Gumm is appalled by Sledge's predilection toward the use of violence and he is injured during a car chase in which Sledge directs a student driver to engage in a high-speed pursuit. Gumm's highly critical report and editorial result in bitter public feeling toward the police department and half of the force (including Sledge) is laid off. The public's feelings change, however, after both men's true colors are put on display. When would-be extortionists plant a powerful bomb in the downtown business district, Sledge courageously attempts to disarm the bomb while the disdainful Gumm makes every effort to suppress a live broadcast of the incident. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Comedy



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26 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Captain Trunk: Hammer, I got a problem. Do you know a reporter named Phil Gum from Action News?
Sledge Hammer: I don't watch the news. I make it.
Captain Trunk: He wants to ride along with one of us... for one day.
Sledge Hammer: So what's the problem?
Captain Trunk: He chose you!
Sledge Hammer: Why me?
Captain Trunk: Because, Hammer, on paper, you have a perfect arrest record. You have put over a thousand men behind bars. God knows if any of them are guilty of anything!
Sledge Hammer: They look guilty to me.
Captain Trunk: Hammer, you don't seem to understand the point of my dilemma. I've been fighting with city hall for over...
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