Sledge and Dori pose as a well-to-do childless couple in an attempt to catch a pair of thieves who steal babies and sell them to prospective parents with ready cash.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Nurse Robbins
Felix Ridel
Shy Eddie
Jeannie Elias ...
Mrs. Yates
Burton Collins ...
Mr. Yates
Margaret Muse ...
Miss Caulder
Sherri Stoner ...
Margaret, Caulder's Assistant
Julie Mawson
Rebecca Cruz ...
Assistant Nurse
Gerry Rand ...
Man in Parking Lot


When every newborn baby in the nursery at City General Hospital disappears at once, Captain Trunk deduces that a baby-stealing ring is at work and he assigns Sledge and Dori to the case. City General Head Nurse Livina Robbins provides no information, but Sledge's informant Shy Eddie steers them to the Bayside Adoption Agency and they pose as a childless couple with ready cash. Sledge's impetuous attempt to oversell the availability of ready cash embarrassingly demonstrates that the Agency itself is legitimate. However, a receptionist named Margaret subsequently gives them a name and number to call if they want to adopt very quickly and are willing to pay. When they go to deliver the money and pick up the newborn, they learn that the mean-spirited Nurse Robbins is involved in the operation. Their attempt to arrest Nurse Robbins and her partner leads to a violent and protracted armed confrontation inside the warehouse of a baby products supplier. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Comedy



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29 November 1986 (USA)  »

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The title is from the 1949 song "If I had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays for The Weavaer and was a big 1960's hit for Peter, Paul and Mary. See more »


Dori Doreau: Captain, I request that Hammer and I be assigned this case
Sledge Hammer: No, wait, no, whoa, no way, no I don't do this. I'm in Homicide, I deal in scum suckers, not thumb suckers.
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