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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2   1  
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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Action | Comedy

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In an issue of the "Transformers" comic book, characters are depicted watching "Sledge Hammer!" on a TV screen. See more »

Quotes

Sledge Hammer: Any calls?
Dori: Three. Two wrong numbers and an offer to cater a Bar Mitzvah. I told them 'no,' 'no,' and 'maybe.'
Sledge Hammer: [Notices that Doreau is sporting a Veronica Lake hairstyle] New hairdo?
Dori: Yes. This is what happens when I can't afford my regular hairdresser.
Sledge Hammer: Just remember, if you don't look good, we don't look good. Nice outfit; now that the first time you look like a real... girl.
Dori: Yeah, if I don't get my hair fixed, I'll need a guide dog.
[Blows her hair off her face]
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Crazy Credits

Before the first episode of the second season was shown, this "disclaimer" appeared: The following season of Sledge Hammer! takes place five years before that nuclear explosion. Thank you. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Vintage Video: Forbidden Zone (2020) See more »

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Definitely a Cult Show Classic!!!!
14 February 2005 | by ibanez747See all my reviews

Sledge Hammer was a comedy series that was a spoof of Dirty Harry. David Rasche (Sledge Hammer) was a overly violent, over-the-top detective who frequently talked and did everything with his gun. The charm of the show stems from his bone-headed clashes with Captain Trunk and partner Detective Doreau. Also his every attempt to solve problems with guns makes the show absolutely hilarious.

He doesn't like criminals, small children or babies. This NOT for the overly sensitive or politically correct types. This series was no where near the aforementioned attributes. The premise of the show was to show how silly violence could be in solving every problem that could possibly arise. Yes, it trivialized death. Yes, it dealt with guns in light-hearted way. Yes, there were random incidences of unnecessary violence. But that is where the humor is at. If you don't understand that statement, you'll never get this series so just walk away.

Though this series lasted two seasons, I am very pleased that Anchor Bay went ahead and obtain the rights to releasing both seasons on DVD. I've purchased the first one and am very pleased with the results.

There haven't been too many TV shows that have come across in my time that I really enjoyed, but I did enjoy this one. It was different from all of the other stuff that is put on television. There has not been a comedy with this premise and format since Sledge Hammer. I think that says a lot.

10 out of 10


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23 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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