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Sledge Hammer! 

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

Creator:

Alan Spencer
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2   1  
1988   1987   1986  
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Cast

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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Storyline

"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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Trust Me. I Know What I'm Doing. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

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The DVD release of "Sledge Hammer!" proved to be a worldwide success and garnered renewed critical acclaim for the series. Many journalists cited how influential the show had been. Both star David Rasche and creator Alan Spencer enjoyed career upticks thanks to the home video release. See more »

Quotes

Dori: [at Sledge pulling out a gun on some drunk in a bar] Sledge, you can't solve everything with a gun!
Sledge Hammer: [looking at her slightly puzzled] I know, but I left bazooka in my car.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

DVD release omits the laugh track heard on the original broadcasts. See more »

Connections

Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #2.3 (2006) See more »

User Reviews

Fun,off the wall show.
11 December 2002 | by Paul-308See all my reviews

This is a show that still puts many comedies on TV to shame.Constantly funny,obvious dirty digs at Moonlighting,FOX network,and even Sledge's own damage to ABCs ratings.A nice,likeable cast,and over the top villans made it Batman of the 80s.This show needs to be on DVD for the whole world to enjoy.David Rasche was a comedic genious on this show.


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Release Date:

23 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sledge Hammer: The Early Years See more »

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