Sledge Hammer!

Sledgehammer! was a half-hour show that depicted the life of detective Sledgehammer, whose approach to crime fighting was very unpredictable! His subversive antics were often subdued by his attractive blonde partner, the voice of reason on the show. Though his heart was in the right place, he was considered a pain in the neck by his coworkers. Whether tackling senior citizens or almost shooting his boss in the leg, he always had a way of making light of any situation through his dry, offbeat humor.

Image Entertainment
2 Seasons, 49 Episodes
September 22, 1986
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
8.2/10
Cast: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
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Sledge Hammer!
Episodes

Sledge Hammer! Full Episode Guide

  • Sledge runs into his best bud from high school, now a defense lawyer. Rekindling of their friendship comes to a halt when he learns that his friend is about to marry his ex-wife. Sledge is forced to face the fact that he has no one.

  • Hammer learns that an old chum plans to marry the ex-Mrs. Hammer (Heather Lupton).

  • An old friend of Captain Trunk's, Roy Talbot, asks for help in cracking one last case before he retires. They are staking out a drug deal that's going down at a hotel. Hammer and Doreau go undercover as a couple on their honeymoon. A bellboy brings them a complimentary bottle of champagne. Hammer and Doreau start drinking. Trunk, Talbot, and other officers get ready to make the bust, but can't find Hammer and Doreau. They burst into the Honeymoon Suite, and find Hammer and Doreau in bed together. Neither can remember what happened.

  • Hammer and Doreau are unable to recall the night they posed as newlyweds.

  • Hammer scours sleazy bars to find the governor's missing daughter.

  • Hammer plots to unmask a killer whose deed was committed during a corporate war game.

  • Hammer plots to unmask a killer whose deed was committed during a corporate war game.

  • Hammer confronts a record producer (Davy Jones) after a rock star and his band are murdered.

  • Doreau infiltrates a modeling agency that's a front for a white-slavery ring.

  • The precinct is quarantined after Hammer helps locate a man exposed to a toxic substance.

  • The precinct is quarantined after Hammer helps locate a man exposed to a toxic substance.

  • Hammer is aced out of an investigation by a British operative trying to thwart a terrorist - and romance Doreau (Anne-Marie Martin).

  • Hammer searches for the murderer of a toy magnate and his mistress.

  • A megalomaniac bent on creating an army of automatons turns Hammer into a half-man, half-machine.

  • Hammer investigates the deaths of a director and a starlet amid reports that a film vampire (Bernie Kopell) has returned from the grave.

  • Rumors of a planned prison break send Hammer to a Federal pen, disguised as hit man Nick the Dart.

  • Rumors of a planned prison break send Hammer to a Federal pen, disguised as hit man Nick the Dart.

  • Hammer vows to collar a crackpot who's threatening the host of a radio program about men.

  • After an incident atop a high-rise, Hammer lands a ground-floor assignment guarding a gun moll (Deborah Harmon).

  • Hammer poses as an Aussie car dealer to nab the woman who married, then killed, six salesmen.

  • Hammer's display of machismo gains him an admirer in a psychotic new officer (Beverly Leech), who sets her sights on him.

  • In this spoof, a trench-coated stranger befriends Hammer after the cop opens a detective agency.

  • In this spoof, a trench-coated stranger befriends Hammer after the cop opens a detective agency.

  • A murder leads Hammer and Doreau down separate paths to identify the villain, with Hammer's instincts pointing to a football star.

  • In this "Max Headroom" sendup, a TV programmer schemes to brainwash witnesses in a mobster's trial.

  • Sledge discovers the identity of a group threatening to detonate a warhead.

  • Sledge goes on trial for the murder of a racketeer, and ends up with the worst possible counsel - himself.

  • Hammer has a run-in with a defecting Soviet scientist, and winds up protecting him from the KGB.

  • Hammer's search for a burglar leads to a man with a blow dryer - and a new hairdo for Hammer.

  • While pursuing a counterfeiter, Doreau gets a knock on the head, which causes her personality to mirror Hammer's.

  • Hammer gets mad when his "brother" gets arrested - and even madder when he's released.

  • Hammer gets mad when his "brother" gets arrested - and even madder when he's released.

  • When a pool-playing judge turns up dead, Hammer hustles down to the local pool hall to rack things up.

  • A criminal plans to emasculate Hammer by depriving him of the one thing he loves - his .44 Magnum.

  • The precinct is surrounded by devil worshipers after a cult leader is allowed his phone call.

  • Hammer's enthusiasm about his idol gets put to the test when the ex-cop fails to stop a jewelry-store heist.

  • Hammer is poisoned and by the time he wakes up, he has less than 12 hours to live. Or is it 11?

  • The answer: The death of a winning contestant. The question: What brings Hammer to a TV game show?

  • Hammer and Doreau try to find out who's robbing the cradle when the babies in a nursery disappear.

  • Hammer gets a dream assignment when he poses as a violent cop to catch vigilantes.

  • Trunk agrees to testify against the mob - and then gets stuck with Hammer as his bodyguard.

  • Hammer does his version of "jailhouse rocking" to nab a killer who is knocking off Elvis impersonators.

  • Hammer encourages young hoods to put their violent ways to good use - by becoming cops.

  • Doreau and Hammer are taken hostage after she insists he handle things like a "civil human being."

  • An escaped convict promises to wreak havoc unless Hammer agrees to a showdown.

  • An escaped convict promises to wreak havoc unless Hammer agrees to a showdown.

  • When a mobster puts out a contract on Hammer, he leaves town and winds up in a "Hamish" village.

  • A reporter spends a day with Hammer and gets more than he bargained for, and Hammer gets fired.

  • 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."