Stacy Keach's original portrayal of the title character is revived with a new Velda and a different cop as his friend. Mike's cases are arranged to reflect the times of the late '90's.
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Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie 1983)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mickey Spillane's private eye Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach) probes his long-lost love's death while seeking their daughter.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Stacy Keach, Tanya Roberts, Don Stroud
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Mike is asked by a Las Vegas entertainer to come to Vegas. Mike refuses, he is then knocked out and dropped (literally) into Las Vegas. He is led to believe that the entertainer had him ... See full summary »

Director: John Nicolella
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Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young girl is kidnapped and there is an attempt on the daughter of an well-known actress. The kidnapper then turns up dead. Hammer is hired to protect the girl and travels to Los Angeles, where she is then kidnapped.

Director: Ray Danton
Stars: Stacy Keach, Emily Rose Chance, Don Stroud
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Action | Adventure | Comedy
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

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Maverick (1957–1962)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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More Than Murder (TV Movie 1984)
Action | Crime | Mystery
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A high-stakes poker game is robbed and Pat intervenes as the thieves make their getaway. He is shot in the back and then framed as a drug dealer. Hammer makes it his job to clear Pat and find out who nearly killed him.

Director: Gary Nelson
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Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.

Stars: Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos
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Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

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The further misadventures of Archie Bunker, now the owner of a local pub, and his regulars.

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...  Mike Hammer 26 episodes, 1997-1998
...  Nick Farrell 26 episodes, 1997-1998
...  Velda 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Kent Williams ...  Deputy Mayor Barry Lawerence / ... 26 episodes, 1997-1998
...  Capt. Skip Gleason / ... 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Malgosia Tomassi ...  Maya Ricci 26 episodes, 1997-1998
...  The Face 26 episodes, 1997-1998
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Stacy Keach's original portrayal of the title character is revived with a new Velda and a different cop as his friend. Mike's cases are arranged to reflect the times of the late '90's.

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Because Don Stroud, who played Mike Hammer's friend and police contact Pat Chambers in the previous Mike Hammer series, was disfigured by a mugger who stabbed him several times that the producers created the character of Skip Gleason as a replacement. See more »

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Mike Hammer: I'll make a note.
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Follows Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (1989) See more »

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Stick to the 80s Mike Hammer
7 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Stacy Keach's Mike Hammer can be divided into the 80s version and then this one, the 90s version. In my opinion the 80s Hammer was much better. Look, call me a chauvinist, but beautiful women and cleavage are part of the Mike Hammer mystique. It's one of the things that made the 80s Hammer so popular. Unfortunately for the "new & improved" 90s private eye, Keach's wife Malgosia Tomassi, who also plays the useless yoga instructor, insisted there be less emphasis on skin. Can you say Yoko Ono?? I knew you could.

Also, say you're a private dick in New York. You carry a .45 for protection. Suddenly you round a corner and get jumped by two huge gorillas who begin pounding you with baseball bats. Obviously they intend to kill you or at least maim the crap out of you. Do you...

A) Grab your gun and repay the favor, or B) Lay there like an 88-year-old woman and take it.

If you said "A" then you're more of a man than THIS Hammer is. I don't know how many episodes I've seen this pathetic scene played out. I kept yelling at the TV "Grab Betsy, dumb ass, that's what you have her for!!" But alas, Keach never heard me. (BTW, "Betsy" is his gun) Until they release the 80s Mike Hammer on DVD, I'd suggest watching two Hammer movies Keach did: "Murder Me, Murder You," and "More Than Murder," both from the 80s. And both B.M.T. (Before Malgosia Tomassi).


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