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Sledge Hammer!: Jagged Sledge

Sledge is framed for a gangster's murder.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: 120
Airdate: Tuesday April 21st, 1987

Guest Stars
Kurt PaulKurt Paul
As Coroner Norman Blates
Leslie MorrisLeslie Morris
As Officer Mayjoy
Patti TippoPatti Tippo
As Officer Daley
Conchata FerrellConchata Ferrell
As Judge Ida Grim
Gerrit GrahamGerrit Graham
As D.A. Bumem
David SederholmDavid Sederholm
As R.C. Victor
Ellen BlakeEllen Blake
As Rebecca Manderley
Tige AndrewsTige Andrews
As Hugo Victor

Co-Guest Stars
Diane Sainte-MarieDiane Sainte-Marie
As Suzi Shallow
Tino SanthonTino Santhon
As Unknown
Edmund StoiberEdmund Stoiber
As Fleecum
Nathan WalpowNathan Walpow
As Court Reporter
Joseph SikoraJoseph Sikora
As Unknown
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


Trunk is elated at the fact that Hammer is going on trial for the murder of racketeer Hugo Victor. Doreau doesn't believe Hammer did it and storms out of the captain's office. Trunk has to admit that he doesn't believe it either. They go to the courthouse where even Hammer's attorney admits he thinks Hammer is guilty. Hammer arrives next and is angry that someone else had the fun of killing Hugo Victor and he's getting blamed. Inside the courtroom, Doreau warns that things are looking grim but he's confident he'll be cleared... until he sees he's meeting with Judge Grim. Hammer's attorney wants Hammer to plead guilty so he can sell the rights and Hammer chases him out of the courtroom. Hammer has no choice but to represent himself and plead innocent...

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Episode Quotes
Trunk: Daley, I'll give you one guess as to why I'm in such a good mood.
Daley: Umm, Inspector Hammer has been kidnapped by aliens for use in laboratory experiments.
Trunk: Close. Hammer is going to trial today for murder.

Doreau: Captain, you don't seriously believe that Hammer shot Hugo Victor in cold blood, do you?
Trunk: Doreau, What I can't believe is that Hammer shot him only once. Restraint is not one of Hammer's strong points.

Hammer: Umm, I would just like to say, your Honor, that is a particularly becoming shade of black you're wearing.
Judge Grim: Inspector Hammer, this court will not be influenced by flattery.
Hammer: Would you rather have cash?

Doreau: Your Honor, we can hire an attorney from the "Save Hammer" fund started at the precinct...
Trunk: Doreau...
Hammer: How much did you collect?
Trunk: A dollar ninety-nine.

Hammer: Then I'll send you both on a permanent vacation. You can have a family reunion in a place where bad people go and burn for eternity.
Hugo: I've already been to the Bahamas.

Suzi Swallow: What do you think?
Hammer: Hey, I never think. That's what makes me a good cop.

Doreau: Listen, I'm behind you all the way.
Hammer: That's nice of you, Doreau. But they don't have co-ed jails. I tell you what, we'll split the time.
Trunk: Hammer!
Hammer: What, she offered.

Cultural References
Title parodies the 1985 movie Jagged Edge, a courtroom drama starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAlan Spencer
Executive ProducerAlan Spencer
ProducerThomas Kane
Co-ProducerAlan C. Blomquist
Associate ProducerByron Chudnow
Production DesignerSteven Wolff
EditorPeter White (4)
CastingCathy Henderson  |  Barbara Hanley
Unit Production ManagerAlan C. Blomquist
First Assistant DirectorGlen Sanford
Second Assistant DirectorLinda Rockstroh
MusicRon Grant
Costume DesignerSusie Desanto
HairstylistJay Wellington
Make-upJune Brickman
Key GripDylan Shephard
Location ManagerMichael Casey (1)
Transportation CoordinatorRick Rollison
Property MasterCheri Paul
Production CoordinatorNancy Rosing
OtherBetty Martin Mallin (Production Controller)
Director of PhotographyNorman Leigh
Story EditorMike Reiss  |  Mert Rich  |  Brian Pollack  |  Al Jean
Stunt CoordinatorEd Ulrich
Art DirectorGregory Melton
Creative ConsultantLeonard Stern
Sound EditorTom Koester
Special EffectsBruce Robles
Main Title ThemeDanny Elfman
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