Sledge tries to provide help and guidance to Gil Yates, a retired trigger-happy police officer whom he idolized as a boy.

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(as Chuck Braverman)

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Stephen Elliott ...
Gilmore Yates
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Mr. Smith
Leslie Morris ...
Diz White ...
Waitress
Daniel Radell ...
Social Worker
Bruce Larsen-Gold
Scott Lane
Kurt Paul ...
James McIntire ...
Red Williams
Kenneth Lloyd
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Storyline

Sledge and Dori investigate a shooting and find that the perpetrator was Gil Yates, a retired trigger-happy police officer whom Sledge idolized as a boy. The shooting resulted from Yates' vehement resistance to being placed in a retirement home despite his declining physical powers. Sledge helps Yates get a job as a security guard at Smith Jewelers, but he is discharged after failing to prevent a violent robbery. Despite his limitations, Yates is certain that he can identify the two mask-wearing thieves from their voices. Sledge and Dori are dubious until the store is robbed again by the same two perpetrators and both are shot and killed by the seemingly mild-mannered Mr. Smith. Sledge deduces that insurance fraud may be involved. He confronts Smith at the jeweler's surprisingly luxurious home, but the determined Yates recklessly jeopardizes the outcome by interrupting the proceedings in a speeding wheelchair. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Comedy

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3 January 1987 (USA)  »

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The title is based on the novel 'The Old Man and the Sea' by Ernest Hemingway published in 1952, the last work of his published in his lifetime. See more »

Quotes

Sledge Hammer: [Sitting at counter of coffee shop] Dang! They never have my favorite song on the jukebox.
Dori Doreau: What's that?
Sledge Hammer: Taps.
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References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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