Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)
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A Clockwork Hammer 

Sledge is abducted by a former television executive whose brainwashing operation reprograms its victim's minds through unrelenting and unmerciful exposure to television programming.

Director:

Reza Badiyi

Writers:

Alan Spencer (creator), Chris Ruppenthal (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Rasche ... Sledge Hammer
Anne-Marie Martin ... Dori Doreau
Harrison Page ... Captain Trunk
Nicholas Guest ... Landon Smartikoff
Sal Viscuso ... Marc Rinsler
Dan Lauria ... Officer Chris Raker
Ken Letner Ken Letner ... Myles Theiss
Eugene Robert Glazer ... Johnny 'Red Shoes' Haggis
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ... Officer Majoy
Dorothy Dells Dorothy Dells ... The Judge
John Zenda John Zenda ... Abductor with Moustache
Beverly Leech ... TV Reporter Amy Porter
Gary Owens ... Narrator in opening sequence (voice)
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Storyline

Sledge is abducted by a former television executive whose brainwashing operation reprograms its victim's minds through unrelenting and unmerciful exposure to television programming.

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

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Details

Release Date:

17 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The character of Landon Smartikoff is a thinly veiled satire of Brandon Tartikoff (1949-97), the television executive who rebooted the poorly performing NBC in the early 1980s and made the network a ratings leader. See more »

Goofs

Raker is asked to relate the events in 1986 (the year of the first season). The intro says that the second season happens five years previous to the end of the first season. See more »

Quotes

Dori: Well, it looks like justice was done.
Sledge Hammer: It sure was. Those were the ugliest shoes I've ever seen.
Captain Trunk: Hammer, what happened? Didn't they try to brainwash you?
Sledge Hammer: That's right, captain, they did. They tried to play on my subconscious. But they forgot one important thing.
Captain Trunk: What's that?
Sledge Hammer: I don't have a subconscious.
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Crazy Credits

[Below the main opening title] (The Early Years) See more »

Connections

References ALF (1986) See more »

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