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Sledge Hammer!: Magnum Farce

There are a series of vigilante crimes and it's Hammer's job to protect the scum who might be targeted next. When the target gets killed, it's discovered that those who committed the crime were police officers; and now Sledge wants to infiltrate the group.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 107
Airdate: Saturday November 22nd, 1986

Guest Stars
David LeisureDavid Leisure
As Jackson
Janice LyndeJanice Lynde
As District Attorney Evelyn Collins
Janice LyndeJanice Lynde
As District Attorney Evelyn Collins
Mark RolstonMark Rolston
As Braddock
Mark RolstonMark Rolston
As Braddock
Jay RasumnyJay Rasumny
As Medwick
Jay RasumnyJay Rasumny
As Medwick

Co-Guest Stars
Leslie MorrisLeslie Morris
As Officer Mayjoy
Leslie MorrisLeslie Morris
As Officer Mayjoy
Kathleen BaileyKathleen Bailey
As Veronica
Nigel GibbsNigel Gibbs
As Officer Art Linkletter
Robert WinleyRobert Winley
As Unknown
Main Cast
David RascheDavid Rasche
As Det. Insp. Sledge Hammer
David RascheDavid Rasche
As Det. Insp. Sledge Hammer
Anne-Marie MartinAnne-Marie Martin
As Officer Dori Doreau


A traffic cop pulls over a man... and then shoots him dead. At home, Sledge is drying his hair when he gets word that the man, a criminal, was shot to death and it's the third such death in three months. At the station, District Attorney Evelyn Collins is trying to get in to see Trunk and insists on following Hammer... until she realizes he's going into the restroom. She eventually meets with an apologetic Trunk and an unrepentant Hammer comes in. Collins is investigating the murders of the criminals, each of which was killed a day after their exoneration. Drug pusher Rudy Medwick has just been released and Collins figures that he's next. Trunk orders Hammer and Doreau to cooperate with Collins and help her find Medwick...

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Episode Notes
The show moved to Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., replacing "The Ellen Burstyn Show."

Episode Quotes
Hammer: Well, nice meeting you, Miss Collins.
Collins: That's "Ms." Good day, Mr. Hammer.
Hammer: That's "Mirr."

Trunk: Do you recognize it?
Hammer: (bites a bullet) That's a .38 Special, it's a police issue. I'd say 1984 vintage. An amusing year.

Hammer: Who let you jokers in?
Braddock: Your landlady.
Hammer: Why? Because you're cops?
Jackson: No. Because we told her we're going to beat you up.
Hammer: And she wonders why she can never get a date.

Braddock: The reason we're here, Inspector Hammer, is to invite you to join a clandestine group who share the singular purpose of righting wrongs through force and aggression.
Hammer: Oh, I'm already a registered Republican.

Braddock: We'll ask the questions, Hammer. What do you think about reading a suspect his rights?
Hammer: I prefer to read him his last rites, if you know what I mean.
Jackson: What do you think about the death penalty?
Hammer: It's too lenient. There's always the possibility of reincarnation.

Hammer: You behave yourself and maybe I'll show you my appendix scar.

Collins: I'm not interested in the ERA, I'm into the NRA.

Collins: My father killed that deer when I was just a little girl.
Hammer: Oh, so he was a hunter?
Collins: No, a bad driver.

Collins: Of all the officers I've recruited, there's something strangely appealing about you. I guess it's your callous disregard for human rights, your savage instinct, your chauvinism, your inability to treat women as equals.
Hammer: Yeah, I'm quite a catch.

Hammer: (to his gun) Looks like you and me are the only sane ones here.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAlan Spencer
Supervising ProducerLesley Wake Webster
ProducerNorm Prescott  |  Thomas Kane
Co-ProducerRobert Birnbaum
Associate ProducerByron Chudnow
Production DesignerSteven Wolff
CastingBarbara Hanley  |  Cathy Henderson
Unit Production ManagerRobert Birnbaum
Second Assistant DirectorGlen Sanford
MusicLance Rubin
Costume DesignerGiovanna Ottobre-Melton
HairstylistJay Wellington
Key GripDylan Shephard
Location ManagerMichael Casey (1)
Property MasterTommy Estridge
Production CoordinatorNancy Rosing
OtherBetty Martin Mallin (Production Controller)
Story EditorMike Reiss  |  Mert Rich  |  Brian Pollack  |  Jim Staahl  |  Jim Fisher (1)  |  Tino Insana
Art DirectorGregory Melton
Creative ConsultantLeonard Stern
Sound EditorTom Koester
Art DepartmentJoaquin Navarro
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