The Best Episodes Directed by Harrison Page
#1 - Under the Gun
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 1
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."
#2 - Dori Day Afternoon
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 5
When Hammer and Dori make a trip to the bank they become involved in an armed robbery. The detectives are taken hostage and the robbers demand a plane to take them to Rio. Dori tries to convince Hammer to let her use her training in terrorist psychology and persuasion before he starts blowing everyone away.
#3 - Desperately Seeking Dori
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 18
While pursuing a counterfeiter, Doreau gets knocked on the head. The results are a personality disorder that makes her behave in the same anti-social, violent manner as her partner Hammer.
#4 - The Spa Who Loved Me
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 22
Bodybuilding terrorists led by a female aerobics instructor steal a nuclear warhead from the military and threaten to destroy the entire country. Hammer and Dori are assigned to the case and are captured by the group. When Hammer gets control of the situation he tries to disarm the device. Seconds later, the bomb explodes.
#5 - Miss of the Spider Woman
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 12
Hammer is poisoned by a mysterious woman and learns that he has only twelve hours to live. Hammer learns that the only cure for the poison is held by a group of monks in the Andes who have taken a vow of silence. Severely weakened, Hammer must hunt down the perpetrators before it’s too late… made worse by the fact that it’s also daylight savings time.
#6 - Over My Dead Bodyguard
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 8
When the press reveals that Capt. Trunk is scheduled to testify against a mob boss, Hammer is assigned as his bodyguard. In an attempt on his life Trunk is wounded and taken to the hospital. Sledge decides to make a bogus report that the captain’s been killed, but an assassin learns Trunk is still alive and infiltrates the tightly secured hospital posing as a physician.
#7 - Death of a Few Salesmen
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 5
Sledge poses as an Australian car magnate, Crocodile Bruce, to catch the killer of used car dealers.
#8 - Icebreaker
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 12
Sledge finds himself competing with a British cop.
#9 - Magnum Farce
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 9
When a group of vigilante cops begin killing criminals who have gotten off due to legal technicalities, Hammer is assigned to infiltrate the group. To test his loyalty the rogues assign him the task of killing a female district attorney who is out to stop them. While this same D.A. tries to seduce Hammer in her home, Sledge learns that she is really the leader of the vigilantes and plans to kill him.
#10 - Hammer Gets Nailed
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 2
A reporter spends a day with Hammer and gets more than he bargained for, and Hammer gets fired. Guest Stars Ronnie Schell as Phil Gumm
#11 - It Happened What Night?
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 18
The precinct thinks that Sledge and Dori have slept together when all that appears on a surveillance tape is them drunk and in bed.
#12 - They Shoot Hammers, Don't They?
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 4
An escaped convict wrecks havoc in the city, promising even more destruction unless Hammer agrees to meet him in an old west style showdown. The convict is John Kogan, Hammer's childhood rival as well as former partner in the police department. Kogan is also the only man faster on the draw than Hammer… a fact that Sledge is well aware of.
#13 - To Live and Die on TV
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 11
After a winning game show contestant is murdered, Hammer investigates. He learns that the show’s host did the killing, obscuring the fact that he’d also embezzled the prize money. Hammer signs on as a contestant to make the host try to kill again.
#14 - Wild About Hammer
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 4
A female cop with a sadistic/ masochistic fetish falls for and kidnaps Sledge.
#15 - Hammeroid
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 10
After breaking nearly all his bones, Sledge encases himself in a robotic suit to stop a robot.
#16 - If I Had a Little Hammer
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 10
Hammer and Dori pose as a couple wanting to adopt a baby in order to discover who is kidnapping infants from a hospital maternity ward. They learn that the hospital’s head nurse and her brother are behind the abductions, which lead to an incongruous shootout in a baby supply warehouse.
#17 - Haven't Gun, Will Travel
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 15
A gang of silver thieves, working in cahoots with an unscrupulous police psychiatrist, destroys Hammer's psyche when they steal his beloved 44 Magnum… effectively crippling the crime fighter.
#18 - Model Dearest
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 14
Dori poses as a model to get the dirt on a white slavery ring.
#19 - Sledgepoo
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 19
Hammer's search for a jewel thief leads to an upscale beauty salon, where henchmen rob the society matrons’ homes during their hair appointments. Hammer goes undercover as a hairdresser in order to stop the British thieves who are after the ladies' jewels.
#20 - The Old Man and the Sledge
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 13
Hammer gets to meet his idol, a retired police detective with a reputation for old school toughness, and gets him a job as a security guard at a local jewelry store. When the store is robbed, the old man is wounded and ends up at a retirement home. Hammer feels responsible for what happened and vows to get revenge on the thieves… not realizing he’s also giving the old man one last shot at glory.
#21 - Jagged Sledge
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 21
Hammer goes on trial for the murder of the city's leading crime boss. Capt. Trunk and Dori are called upon to give damaging testimony against Hammer and everyone is convinced he’s guilty, including Hammer himself.
#22 - Witless
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 3
After a mobster puts out a “one week only” million-dollar contract on Hammer, every killer in the city, and some financially strapped cops, tries to claim the prize. After an attempted hit takes place in Capt. Trunk' s office, Hammer is ordered to spend the week in a small "Hamish” village. Hammer proceeds to disrupt the lives of this pacifistic community. By the time the hired gunmen arrive, the formerly peaceful farmers, who Hammer corrupted into the ways of violence, assist him.
#23 - The Color of Hammer
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 16
When Hammer's favorite hanging judge dismisses charges against a local mobster, Hammer investigates. The judge is found murdered with the only clue leading to a shady pool hall. Sledge poses as a pool shark to uncover the racketeer who has been blackmailing city officials.
#24 - State of Sledge
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 14
When Hammer arrests the leader of a Satanic cult, Internal Affairs insists that the cultist be allowed his one phone call. Soon after the cultist makes the call, the precinct headquarters is surrounded by hundreds of demented devil worshippers. With communications to the outside cut off, Hammer devises a risky plan to lift the state of siege.
#25 - Sledge, Rattle, 'n' Roll
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 15
Hammer investigates the mysterious deaths of a heavy metal group and their manager.
#26 - Suppose They Gave a War and Sledge Came?
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 16
To investigate the death of a prominent businessman, Sledge joins a weekend war gaming organization.
#27 - To Sledge with Love
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 6
Hammer is asked to straighten out some young hoods that have taken over their high school. He discovers that the gang is working for a local car theft ring. Hammer convinces the teens to put their violent nature to good use by training them to become cops.
#28 - Comrade Hammer
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 20
Hammer is assigned to protect a Russian scientist who is being pursued by the KGB, leading to a cross country train journey fraught with peril.
#29 - Brother Can You Spare a Crime?
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 17
When a handsome jewel thief is arrested, he manages to convince Hammer that he’s his long-lost brother… enlisting Sledge’s aid in his rehabilitation.
#30 - A Clockwork Hammer
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 1
Vile Video Concepts conditions cops not to testify against a mobster; Hammer meets a computerized version of himself.
#31 - Play It Again, Sledge
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 3
When Sledge and Dori get suspended from the force, they open a private investigation firm with counseling from Bogart's ghost.
#32 - Vertical
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 6
While suffering from vertigo, Sledge must protect the girlfriend of a mobster.
#33 - All Shook Up
Sledge Hammer! Season 1 - Episode 7
Hammer and Dori are assigned to locate a serial killer who is bumping off Elvis impersonators. In order to flush out the killer Hammer attends The Famous School For Elvis Impersonators where all the victims were once students. Complete with sequins and pompadour, Hammer enters an Elvis contest and sings The Battle Hymn of the Republic… setting himself up as bait.
#34 - The Secret of My Excess
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 17
Sledge tries to find the whereabouts of a woman for the Governor.
#35 - Big Nazi on Campus
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 2
Sledge and Dori investigate the death of a college coed.
#36 - Dressed to Call
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 7
Sledge must discover who's making threatening calls to a radio psychologist.
#37 - They Call Me Mr. Trunk
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 13
Trunk must solve the puzzle of why the army has surrounded the entire precinct before the entire staff dies.
#38 - Last of the Red Hot Vampires
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 9
An old time movie vampire is falsely accused of murdering his cast and crew.
#39 - Sledge in Toyland
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 11
Sledge is sent to investigate when a toy manufacturer is attacked by one of his own toys.
#40 - Here's to You, Mrs. Hammer
Sledge Hammer! Season 2 - Episode 19
Sledge's ex-wife marries his best high school friend & forces Sledge to think about his lifestyle.