An old friend of a private detective is murdered. The detective, Mike Hammer, will make every effort to find out the killer. At each step he does, there is someone taking advantage of his progress.
Luis Carvacho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He's charming, he's sexy, he's tough, and he's too hot to cool down! He's "The Hammer".
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Richard T. Heffron
replaced Larry Cohen
as director. Cohen, also the screenwriter of the film, was originally hired to direct, but was replaced with television director Heffron by American Cinema Productions after just six days of shooting. Reportedly this was because the picture was one day over schedule and $100,000 over budget. See more
When the truck rear ends the cement truck, cement starts flowing into the cabin of the truck through the chute. That couldn't happen as the drum is rotating in charging mode, pushing the cement deeper into the truck and not out. See more
What was that?
Dr. Charlotte Bennett
Haven't you heard an orgasm before?
Orgasm my ass!
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC and the 1986 video was cut further (totalling 4 minutes in total) with edits to a scene of Kendricks tracing a knife across a woman's body, and heavy cuts to a scene at an orgy where he terrorizes and tortures 2 female twins with a razor. See more
Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil
22 April 1982 (West Germany)
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Gross USA: $1,515,578
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,515,578
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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