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Sledge Hammer!: Haven't Gun, Will Travel

Some criminals want to pull off a silver heist, but they know Hammer will get in the way. Unable to kill him, they decide to take away his power: his gun!

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 112
Airdate: Saturday January 17th, 1987

Director: David Wechter
Writer: Gerald Gardner

Guest Stars
Bill DanaBill Dana
As Dr. Weisbart
Allan Miller (1)Allan Miller (1)
As Fredricks
Jerry HouserJerry Houser
As Eddie
Jeff DoucetteJeff Doucette
As Bartender
Richard KarronRichard Karron
As Firing Range Officer

Co-Guest Stars
Leslie MorrisLeslie Morris
As Officer Mayjoy
Pat Crawford BrownPat Crawford Brown
As Woman at Bar
Main Cast
David RascheDavid Rasche
As Det. Insp. Sledge Hammer
Anne-Marie MartinAnne-Marie Martin
As Officer Dori Doreau
Harrison PageHarrison Page
As Captain Trunk


Hammer and Doreau stop in at a diner to pick up coffee and Sledge takes the time to admire his gun again. They're interrupted when they hear gunshots from a shootout at an armored car nearby. Doreau runs out and Hammer saunters out. The crooks see him and run in terror, where officers intercept them. One of them tries to escape and Hammer blows the tires out...

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Episode Quotes
Doreau: So what were you up to last night?
Hammer: Oh, some slimeballs held a meeting to protest police brutality.
Doreau: Oh yeah? What happened.
Hammer: I broke it up with clubs and tear gas.

Doreau: In London the cops don't carry guns and criminals don't carry a gun. And London is a very safe city to live in.
Hammer: Yeah. Especially if you're a crook, and you've got a gun.

Doreau: I don't believe this. It's 9 a.m. and already we've had an armored car hold-up, three prisoners, and a car crash.
Hammer: Yeah, it's always slow just after Christmas.

Trunk: Hammer, what's the matter with you? What are you afraid of? Haven't you ever been analyzed?
Hammer: Not by anybody who lived.

Hammer: Excessive force, what excessive force?
Trunk: What excessive force? What about the time you broke up that phony casino with a torpedo?
Hammer: Ah. You should have seen that. Everywhere you looked, fish and chips.

Dr. Weisbart: You don't like psychiatrists, do you, Hammer?
Hammer: The last guy to point a finger at me ended up limping through the Yellow Pages.
Dr. Weisbart: Hammer, we must start out by trusting one another.
Hammer: Trust you? You sound like a Nazi.
Dr. Weisbart: Well, thank you very much, but enough about me. Why don't you just make yourself comfortable? Uh, perhaps you want to take off your gun?
Hammer: I never take off my gun.
Dr. Weisbart: Now, surely you must take it off sometime. I mean, you wouldn't sleep with your gun.
Hammer: Says who?

Hammer: I'm just a typical cop.
Trunk: Typ... typical cop? If that were true, then all you'd hear is gunfire all day long, and the streets would be lined with funeral processions.
Hammer: Don't try to cheer me up.

Hammer: This whole thing has just complete sapped my self-confidence. I'm not a man any more. I'm indecisive. Well, actually, I don't know, maybe I'm not. No, I, I... am.

Fredricks: A day without Hammer is like a day without darkness.

Fredricks: Now, we're going to melt all this down, pour it into molds, and then ship it out as a hundred thousand statues of Hugh Hefner.
Dr. Weisbart: Who would buy so many statues?
Fredricks: Hugh Hefner.

Doreau: Better call the precinct.
Hammer: Doreau, I'll make my all decisions. Better call the precinct.

Hammer: You know, Doreau, I act sure of myself but deep down, I got doubts. All the explosions and shootings and the violence.
Doreau: Yeah, makes you wonder if it's necessary.
Hammer: No, I wonder why it isn't working.

Cultural References
Title parodies the 1957-1963 series Have Gun - Will Travel, starring William Boone as Paladin, an elegant educated gunfighter for hire in the Old West.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAlan Spencer
Executive ProducerWilliam P. D'Angelo
ProducerThomas Kane  |  Alan Spencer
Co-ProducerRobert Birnbaum
Associate ProducerByron Chudnow
Production DesignerSteven Wolff
EditorPeter White (4)
CastingBarbara Hanley  |  Cathy Henderson
Unit Production ManagerRobert Birnbaum
First Assistant DirectorMary Ellen Canniff
Second Assistant DirectorGlen Sanford
MusicLance Rubin
Costume DesignerSusie Desanto
HairstylistJay Wellington
Make-upJune Brickman
Key GripDylan Shephard
Camera OperatorJack Lester
Location ManagerMichael Casey (1)
Transportation CoordinatorRick Rollison
Property MasterTommy Estridge
Script SupervisorCoby Turner  |  Alessandra Mazzola
Production CoordinatorNancy Rosing
OtherBetty Martin Mallin (Production Controller)
Director of PhotographyNorman Leigh
Story EditorMike Reiss  |  Al Jean  |  Mert Rich  |  Brian Pollack
Stunt CoordinatorEd Ulrich
Art DirectorMike Parker (2)
Creative ConsultantLeonard Stern
Sound EditorTom Koester
Special EffectsBruce Robles  |  Chuck Dolan
Main Title ThemeDanny Elfman
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