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
- During breaks, David Rasche would sometimes stay in-character by speaking to the .44 magnum prop like Sledge.
- The producers approached Peter Gabriel about using his song "Sledgehammer!" as the title theme for the show, but the rights proved too expensive.
- David Rasche, described to be a very well-adjusted person, revealed in the Sledge Hammer! DVD that contrary to the relationship that Hammer and Captain Trunk had, he and Harrison Page became…
[show]David Rasche, described to be a very well-adjusted person, revealed in the Sledge Hammer! DVD that contrary to the relationship that Hammer and Captain Trunk had, he and Harrison Page became good friends and still, to this day, keep in touch.