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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.

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Alan Spencer
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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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"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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Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sledge Hammer: The Early Years See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the opening credits sequence was to have Sledge Hammer firing his gun directly at the camera and shattering it. But ABC's standards and practices department feared that Hammer firing straight at the camera would frighten some viewers and possibly leave the network liable in case a viewer had a heart attack. A compromise was reached. Hammer would fire his gun slightly to the left of the camera but still shattering the screen. Nevertheless, on the night of the series' debut, a person working for a Midwest ABC affiliate was startled by the opening sequence, panicked and threw on the station logo thinking something had gone wrong with their tape machine. See more »

Quotes

Suzi Swallow: Inspector Hammer, do you have a prediction?
Sledge Hammer: Yes. The first brain-transplant will be performed & YOU will be the reciprient.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Bingo (2015) See more »

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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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