The BEST episodes of Mike Hammer, Private Eye

Every episode of Mike Hammer, Private Eye ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mike Hammer, Private Eye!

Stacy Keach's original portrayal of the title character is revived with a new Velda and a different cop as his friend. Mike's cases are arranged to reflect the times of the late '90's.

Last Updated: 1/2/2023Network:Syndication
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Body Odor
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7.50
2 votes

#1 - Body Odor

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/1997

A surgery patient's body emits noxious gasses, killing him and three members of a surgical team. His daughter hires Mike.

Directors: Rex Piano
Writer: Jake Kalleen
Watch Now:Amazon
Sins of the Father
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7.50
2 votes

#2 - Sins of the Father

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/1997

The murder of a priest puts Hammer on the trail of a serial killer murdering prostitutes. Spoilers Faith, a prostitute, is murdered. After a priest, Father Dressler, asks Hammer to protect ladies of the evening, he is murdered. Faith's body is found with a wooden cross and a red wig. The killer next murders Rosie. Suspects include Father James, the handyman Ozzie, construction executive Jason Carter and Slick, a pimp. Slick is murdered to draw Hammer into a trap. The killer tracks down and kills Angel, who saw him pick up Rosie. Finally, Candy, a prostitute and friend of the murdered girls, offers to be bait to draw out the killer but things go awry and Hammer races to find her before the killer adds her to his list of victims.

Directors: Greydon Clark
Watch Now:Amazon
The Art of Murder
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7.50
2 votes

#3 - The Art of Murder

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/1/1998

When the artist Velda is seeing is murdered, Mike looks into it. Was the killer the assistant artist who may have been painting forgeries, the gallery owner, the jealous ex-girlfriend who gets into a catfight with Velda, the rich collector whose daughter he was romancing or the art reviewer dabbling in blackmail?

Directors: Rex Piano
Watch Now:Amazon
Countdown to Murder
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7.50
2 votes

#4 - Countdown to Murder

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/8/1998

When Mike's former flame is accused of murdering her former husband and co-star right before their broadway play opens, Mike tries to clear her. Is the killer the producer / director, the business manager, her understudy, the victim's understudy or the stagehand who seems to be stalking her?

Directors: William Lucking
Watch Now:Amazon
Songbird (2)
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7.50
2 votes

#5 - Songbird (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/17/1998

Mike tries to extricate Lila B. from her troubles.

Directors: Jonathan Winfrey
Watch Now:Amazon
False Truths
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7.50
2 votes

#6 - False Truths

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/1997

Mike flies to tinseltown to help an actress accused of murdering her lover and producer.

Directors: Wayne Ewing
Watch Now:Amazon
Prodigal Son
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6.00
2 votes

#7 - Prodigal Son

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/1997

After a friend is killed investigating the death of his son, Mike keeps following the trail, leading to Russian mobsters.

Directors: Allen Berton
Watch Now:Amazon
Beat Street
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6.00
2 votes

#8 - Beat Street

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/1997

An accused polluter hires Mike but then the reporter who did an expose on the him is found dead making him a murder suspect.

Directors: Rex Piano
Writer: Chris Baena
Watch Now:Amazon
www.murder
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6.00
2 votes

#9 - www.murder

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/1997

Hammer is hired to look into the disappearance of a girl who may have been killed in a ""snuff film"" shown on the internet.

Directors: James Lemmo
Writer: Chris Baena
Halloween
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5.50
2 votes

#10 - Halloween

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/1997

Someone seems to be targeting Hammer's friends in the style of a cultist killer whom Mike put in jail.

Directors: Jonathan Winfrey
Watch Now:Amazon
A New Leaf (2)
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5.00
1 votes

#11 - A New Leaf (2)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 6/14/1998

After solving who killed the scientist, Mike investigates who killed a member of a wealthy family that owns a tobacco company.

Directors: Jonathan Winfrey
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A New Leaf (1)
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5.00
1 votes

#12 - A New Leaf (1)

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/7/1998

Mike investigates the death of a tobacco company scientist who was about to testify.

Directors: Jonathan Winfrey
Watch Now:Amazon
Dead Men Talk
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5.00
1 votes

#13 - Dead Men Talk

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/31/1998

A friend of Mike's who is believed dead turns up and asks Mike to find out who was behind the attempt on his life and the deaths of two others, who were less lucky.

Directors: Rex Piano
Writer: Chris Baena
Watch Now:Amazon
The Long Road to Nowhere
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5.00
1 votes

#14 - The Long Road to Nowhere

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/25/1998

After a hard boiled mystery writer hires Mike to help him with an ending to his latest book, he is murdered. Mike, Velda and Nick realize the book was based upon an actual disappearance or murder and try to solve it in order to find out who murdered the writer.

Directors: Jonathan Winfrey
Watch Now:Amazon
Gone Fishin'
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5.00
1 votes

#15 - Gone Fishin'

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/24/1998

Mike and Skip are trapped in a bar by bank robbers. And they left their guns at home because they were going fishing.

Directors: William Lucking
Lucky in Love
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5.00
1 votes

#16 - Lucky in Love

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/3/1998

When a gambling buddy of Mike's is murdered, he is asked to help out with the buddy's race horse.

Directors: Rex Piano
Writer: Chris Baena
Watch Now:Amazon
The Maya Connection
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5.00
1 votes

#17 - The Maya Connection

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/26/1998

When Maya Ricci's paramour comes to town, he draws Maya and Mike into a web of espionage and assassination.

Watch Now:Amazon
Chop Shop
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5.00
1 votes

#18 - Chop Shop

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/19/1998

Mike goes to Texas to attend a friend's wedding but organ thieves have kidnapped his fiancée.

Directors: Rex Piano
Watch Now:Amazon
The Cutting Edge
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5.00
1 votes

#19 - The Cutting Edge

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/15/1998

Mike is a two time convict's alibi when a cutting edge computer chip stolen by a masked murderer with the same modus operandi and even the same limp.

Directors: Wayne Ewing
Watch Now:Amazon
Dump the Creep
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5.00
1 votes

#20 - Dump the Creep

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/12/1998

After Hammer berates a radio host on the air for telling Mike's girlfriend to dump him, he becomes a suspect when the host is murdered.

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A Candidate for Murder
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5.00
1 votes

#21 - A Candidate for Murder

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/1/1998

Barry Lawrence is running for district attorney and he becomes Hammer's main suspect when his mistress is murdered.

Directors: Jonathan Winfrey
Writer: Chris Baena
Watch Now:Amazon
Big Brother's Secret
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5.00
1 votes

#22 - Big Brother's Secret

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/22/1998

The murder of an investigative reporter was a friend of Mike's leads the private eye to stolen satellite photos.

Directors: Rex Piano
Watch Now:Amazon
The Life You Save
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5.00
1 votes

#23 - The Life You Save

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/18/1998

After witnessing suspicious behavior between a cop and a mobster, Mike saves the cop's life and the mobster is arrested. Then on his birthday, Mike gets a call saying he has 24 hours to live.

Directors: Wayne Ewing
Writer: Chris Baena
Watch Now:Amazon
A Penny Saved
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5.00
1 votes

#24 - A Penny Saved

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/23/1997

When a simple minded janitor all but frames himself for the murder of a stockbroker, he asks Mike Hammer to prove his innocence.

Directors: Greydon Clark
Watch Now:Amazon
Hoop Nightmares
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5.00
1 votes

#25 - Hoop Nightmares

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/1997

When a basketball player's sports agent is murdered just before he becomes the number one pick in the draft, he turns to Mike to prove his innocence. Was it the player, Mayron Hughes; his father Norton ""Norrie"" Hughes; his childhood friend who was injured and now has a licensing business, Desmond Ishmael; his new sports agent, Susan Wake; or his teammate and competitor, Elvin Grace?

Directors: Rex Piano
Watch Now:Amazon

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