Over-the-top parody of "Dirty Harry". Inspector Sledge Hammer is always looking to model himself on that character and his other fictitious heroes including good spies. But Officer Dori is always there to help him out of the situations he lands himself in and worse he always seems to drive his chief Capt.Trunk mad with rage.
Last Episode02x19 Here's to You, Mrs. Hammer Aired: Feb. 12, 1988
Hammer discovers that his best buddy is planning to marry his ex-wife.
Sledge Hammer!: Season 1, Episode #14 - State of Sledge
The precinct is surrounded by devil worshipers after a cult leader is allowed his phone call.
Sledge Hammer!: Season 2, Episode #1 - A Clockwork Hammer
In this "Max Headroom" sendup, a TV programmer schemes to brainwash witnesses in a mobster's trial.
Series Fun Facts
- Harrison Page said that when he auditioned for the role of Captain Trunk, he pictured him as an extremely exasperated, frustrated man, and, therefore, chose to play him as constantly yelling…
[show]Harrison Page said that when he auditioned for the role of Captain Trunk, he pictured him as an extremely exasperated, frustrated man, and, therefore, chose to play him as constantly yelling at Hammer. He did that, which alerted other people in the building, and got the role.
- The first season was filmed on 35mm film. But the second season was filmed on 16mm film in order to cut costs.
- During breaks, David Rasche would sometimes stay in-character by speaking to the .44 magnum prop like Sledge.