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The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

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Alan Spencer
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1988   1987   1986  
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Complete series cast summary:
David Rasche ...  Sledge Hammer 41 episodes, 1986-1988
Anne-Marie Martin ...  Dori Doreau 41 episodes, 1986-1988
Harrison Page ...  Captain Trunk 41 episodes, 1986-1988
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ...  Officer Majoy 31 episodes, 1986-1988
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"HAMMERED: The Best of Sledge" (Laserdisc) - Prepare yourself for four crime stories that pack more punch than Sledge Hammer's trusty Magnum. And loaded with more misadventure than there is air between Sledge's ears. Our hero find himself up against the likes of the infamous Elvis impersonator serial killer, a powerful Mafioso Don, the sex-starved Elizabeth, and a violent revolutionary. Armed only with a Magnum, grenades, several Uzi machine-guns, and a bazooka, our hero singlehandedly makes the streets safe again for law-abiding citizens. Written by <damour@sanders.com>

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If This is Law Enforcement, God Help us All! See more »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sledge Hammer: The Early Years See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Rasche's character Sledge Hammer is meant to be a parody of the Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry cop character. Coincidentally many years later, David Rasche had a supporting role in the Clint Eastwood directed film "Flags of Our Fathers". See more »

Quotes

Dori: Guns don't kill people...
Sledge Hammer: Yeah, bullets do.
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Crazy Credits

The episode "Last of the Red Hot Vampires" ends with the dedication "In Memory of Mr. Blasko". Blasko was the real last name of Bela Lugosi. See more »

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A true great
9 June 2000 | by goggy turkSee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest TV comedies that has ever been produced. Episodes like "All Shook Up" (the Elvis impersonators one) and "Hammeroid" (the Robocop spoof) will stay with me forever. Today's comedies can't hold a candle to this. It discovered irony and satire 10 years before the rest of America. "Trust me- I know what I'm doing!" should have been a catchprase for one of Ronald Reagan's campaigns, it summed up the spirit of an age that is no more, like this sublime show...<sob>


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