Season Cast 123

  1. David Rasche

    David Rasche

    Sledge Hammer (22 Episodes)

  2. Anne-Marie Martin
  3. Harrison Page
  4. Mark Blankfield

    Mark Blankfield

    (2 Episodes)

  5. Larry Wilmore
  6. Don Stark

    Don Stark

    Kurt Kruggle (2 Episodes)

  7. Ronnie Schell

    Ronnie Schell

    Phil Gumm (1 Episode)

  8. Alan Fudge

    Alan Fudge

    (1 Episode)

  9. Peter Marshall

    Peter Marshall

    (1 Episode)

  10. Clive Revill

    Clive Revill

    (1 Episode)

  11. Jacklyn Zeman

    Jacklyn Zeman

    (1 Episode)

  12. Brion James

    Brion James

    Felix Ridel (1 Episode)

  13. Judie Aronson
  14. Robert Tessier

    Robert Tessier

    (1 Episode)

  15. Tige Andrews

    Tige Andrews

    (1 Episode)

  16. Lee Garlington

    Lee Garlington

    (1 Episode)

  17. Robin Leach

    (1 Episode)

  18. Norman Alden

    Norman Alden

    Roscoe (1 Episode)

  19. Patrick Wayne

    Patrick Wayne

    (1 Episode)

  20. Lewis Arquette

    Lewis Arquette

    Jacob (1 Episode)

  21. John Densmore

    John Densmore

    (1 Episode)

  22. Tracy Reed

    Tracy Reed

    Renee (1 Episode)

  23. Jerry Houser

    Jerry Houser

    (1 Episode)

  24. Allan Miller

    Allan Miller

    (1 Episode)

  25. Brenda Strong

    Brenda Strong

    (1 Episode)

  26. Arlene Banas

    Arlene Banas

    (1 Episode)

  27. Martine Beswick

    Martine Beswick

    (1 Episode)

  28. Susan Krebs

    Susan Krebs

    (1 Episode)

  29. Mary Woronov

    Mary Woronov

    (1 Episode)

  30. Stephen Elliott

    Stephen Elliott

    (1 Episode)

  31. Michael Des Barres

    Michael Des Barres

    (1 Episode)

  32. Gerrit Graham

    Gerrit Graham

    (1 Episode)

  33. Conchata Ferrell

    Conchata Ferrell

    (1 Episode)

  34. Ann Ryerson

    Ann Ryerson

    Isidora (1 Episode)

  35. Anthony James

    Anthony James

    (1 Episode)

  36. Jeff Doucette

    Jeff Doucette

    (1 Episode)

  37. George Dickerson

    George Dickerson

    (1 Episode)

  38. Lance LeGault

    Lance LeGault

    (1 Episode)

  39. Jeannie Elias
  40. Bill Dana

    Bill Dana

    (1 Episode)

  41. Allan Rich

    Allan Rich

    (1 Episode)

  42. John Vernon
  43. Dennis Fimple

    Dennis Fimple

    Informant (1 Episode), Shy Eddie (1 Episode)

  44. Mie Hunt

    TV Reporter (1 Episode)

  45. Joanne Baron
  46. D.W. Brown
  47. James Carrington

    (1 Episode)

  48. Joe Unger
  49. Barry Cahill

    Newscaster (1 Episode)

  50. Erik Cord

    Erik Cord

    Cameraman (1 Episode)

  51. Coleen Maloney
  52. Duane Whitaker
  53. Mert Rich

    Store Clerk (1 Episode)

  54. Marty Schiff

    Marty Schiff

    (1 Episode)

  55. Basil Hoffman
  56. Mike Tino

    Bodyguard (1 Episode)

  57. Howard S. Miller

    Howard S. Miller

    Thug (1 Episode)

  58. Jack Thibeau

    Jack Thibeau

    John Kogan (1 Episode)

  59. Charlie Brill

    Suspect (1 Episode)

  60. Floyd Levine
  61. Doc Duhame
  62. Neith Hunter

    Neith Hunter

    Doll (1 Episode)

  63. Jonathan Brandis
  64. Paul Picerni
  65. Simmy Bow

    Simmy Bow

    Dead Eye Dan (1 Episode)

  66. Frank Doubleday

    Frank Doubleday

    Cliff (1 Episode)

  67. Britt Leach

    Lou (1 Episode)

  68. Michael Ensign

    Michael Ensign

    Crandell (1 Episode)

  69. Coleby Lombardo
  70. Paul Keith

    Paul Keith

    Mr. Meeks (1 Episode)

  71. Stuart Fratkin

    8-Track (1 Episode)

  72. Shawn Klugman

    Turk (1 Episode)

  73. Paul T. Murray

    Whitey (1 Episode)

  74. Michael Cramer

    Squab (1 Episode)

  75. Brian Tarantina
  76. Martin Charles

    (1 Episode)

  77. Rocky Giordani

    Rocky Giordani

    (1 Episode)

  78. Raymond Ma

    Raymond Ma

    Yamamoto (1 Episode)

  79. Lee Shael

    Emcee (1 Episode)

  80. Mark Lowenthal
  81. Robert Wexler

    Nerd (1 Episode)

  82. Beau Dare

    Elvis #1 (1 Episode)

  83. Alba Francesca

    Nurse (1 Episode)

  84. John Toles-Bey
  85. Mark Rolston
  86. David Leisure
  87. Jay Rasumny
  88. Nigel Gibbs
  89. Robert Winley
  90. Pat Asanti

    (1 Episode)

  91. Julie Mawson

    (1 Episode)

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Season Crew 18

Production

  1. Alan Spencer

    Producer (22 Episodes)

Writing

  1. Al Jean

    Al Jean

    Writer (5 Episodes)

  2. Mike Reiss

    Mike Reiss

    Writer (5 Episodes)

  3. Alan Spencer

    Writer (4 Episodes)

  4. Gerald Gardner

    Writer (2 Episodes)

  5. David Ketchum

    David Ketchum

    Writer (1 Episode)

  6. Chris Ruppenthal

    Writer (1 Episode)

  7. Robert Wuhl

    Robert Wuhl

    Writer (1 Episode)

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Episodes 22

September 23, 1986

Sledge Hammer is a no-nonsense cop whose best friend is his .44 Magnum, and who just loves to use excessive force to collar criminals. In the opener, the mayor's daughter is kidnapped, and Hammer vows to bring her back -- "dead or alive."

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September 26, 1986

A reporter spends a day with Hammer and gets more than he bargained for, and Hammer gets fired. Guest Stars Ronnie Schell as Phil Gumm

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Witless

October 3, 1986

After a mobster puts out a “one week only” million-dollar contract on Hammer, every killer in the city, and some financially strapped cops, tries to claim the prize. After an attempted hit takes place in Capt. Trunk' s office, Hammer is ordered to spend the week in a small "Hamish” village. Hammer proceeds to disrupt the lives of this pacifistic community. By the time the hired gunmen arrive, the formerly peaceful farmers, who Hammer corrupted into the ways of violence, assist him.

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October 17, 1986

An escaped convict wrecks havoc in the city, promising even more destruction unless Hammer agrees to meet him in an old west style showdown. The convict is John Kogan, Hammer's childhood rival as well as former partner in the police department. Kogan is also the only man faster on the draw than Hammer… a fact that Sledge is well aware of.

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October 24, 1986

When Hammer and Dori make a trip to the bank they become involved in an armed robbery. The detectives are taken hostage and the robbers demand a plane to take them to Rio. Dori tries to convince Hammer to let her use her training in terrorist psychology and persuasion before he starts blowing everyone away.

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October 31, 1986

Hammer is asked to straighten out some young hoods that have taken over their high school. He discovers that the gang is working for a local car theft ring. Hammer convinces the teens to put their violent nature to good use by training them to become cops.

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All Shook Up

November 6, 1986

Hammer and Dori are assigned to locate a serial killer who is bumping off Elvis impersonators. In order to flush out the killer Hammer attends The Famous School For Elvis Impersonators where all the victims were once students. Complete with sequins and pompadour, Hammer enters an Elvis contest and sings The Battle Hymn of the Republic… setting himself up as bait.

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November 13, 1986

When the press reveals that Capt. Trunk is scheduled to testify against a mob boss, Hammer is assigned as his bodyguard. In an attempt on his life Trunk is wounded and taken to the hospital. Sledge decides to make a bogus report that the captain’s been killed, but an assassin learns Trunk is still alive and infiltrates the tightly secured hospital posing as a physician.

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Magnum Farce

November 22, 1986

When a group of vigilante cops begin killing criminals who have gotten off due to legal technicalities, Hammer is assigned to infiltrate the group. To test his loyalty the rogues assign him the task of killing a female district attorney who is out to stop them. While this same D.A. tries to seduce Hammer in her home, Sledge learns that she is really the leader of the vigilantes and plans to kill him.

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November 29, 1986

Hammer and Dori pose as a couple wanting to adopt a baby in order to discover who is kidnapping infants from a hospital maternity ward. They learn that the hospital’s head nurse and her brother are behind the abductions, which lead to an incongruous shootout in a baby supply warehouse.

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December 13, 1986

After a winning game show contestant is murdered, Hammer investigates. He learns that the show’s host did the killing, obscuring the fact that he’d also embezzled the prize money. Hammer signs on as a contestant to make the host try to kill again.

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December 20, 1986

Hammer is poisoned by a mysterious woman and learns that he has only twelve hours to live. Hammer learns that the only cure for the poison is held by a group of monks in the Andes who have taken a vow of silence. Severely weakened, Hammer must hunt down the perpetrators before it’s too late… made worse by the fact that it’s also daylight savings time.

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January 3, 1987

Hammer gets to meet his idol, a retired police detective with a reputation for old school toughness, and gets him a job as a security guard at a local jewelry store. When the store is robbed, the old man is wounded and ends up at a retirement home. Hammer feels responsible for what happened and vows to get revenge on the thieves… not realizing he’s also giving the old man one last shot at glory.

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January 10, 1987

When Hammer arrests the leader of a Satanic cult, Internal Affairs insists that the cultist be allowed his one phone call. Soon after the cultist makes the call, the precinct headquarters is surrounded by hundreds of demented devil worshippers. With communications to the outside cut off, Hammer devises a risky plan to lift the state of siege.

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January 17, 1987

A gang of silver thieves, working in cahoots with an unscrupulous police psychiatrist, destroys Hammer's psyche when they steal his beloved 44 Magnum… effectively crippling the crime fighter.

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January 24, 1987

When Hammer's favorite hanging judge dismisses charges against a local mobster, Hammer investigates. The judge is found murdered with the only clue leading to a shady pool hall. Sledge poses as a pool shark to uncover the racketeer who has been blackmailing city officials.

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January 31, 1987

When a handsome jewel thief is arrested, he manages to convince Hammer that he’s his long-lost brother… enlisting Sledge’s aid in his rehabilitation.

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February 7, 1987

While pursuing a counterfeiter, Doreau gets knocked on the head. The results are a personality disorder that makes her behave in the same anti-social, violent manner as her partner Hammer.

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Sledgepoo

February 14, 1987

Hammer's search for a jewel thief leads to an upscale beauty salon, where henchmen rob the society matrons’ homes during their hair appointments. Hammer goes undercover as a hairdresser in order to stop the British thieves who are after the ladies' jewels.

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February 21, 1987

Hammer is assigned to protect a Russian scientist who is being pursued by the KGB, leading to a cross country train journey fraught with peril.

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Jagged Sledge

April 21, 1987

Hammer goes on trial for the murder of the city's leading crime boss. Capt. Trunk and Dori are called upon to give damaging testimony against Hammer and everyone is convinced he’s guilty, including Hammer himself.

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April 28, 1987

Bodybuilding terrorists led by a female aerobics instructor steal a nuclear warhead from the military and threaten to destroy the entire country. Hammer and Dori are assigned to the case and are captured by the group. When Hammer gets control of the situation he tries to disarm the device. Seconds later, the bomb explodes.

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