The Best Episodes of Sledge Hammer!

Miss of the Spider Woman

#1 - Miss of the Spider Woman 8.33

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.

Directors: Chuck Braverman, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Under the Gun

#2 - Under the Gun 8.22

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."

Directors: Martha Coolidge, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
State of Sledge

#3 - State of Sledge 8.20

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.

Directors: Daniel Attias, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Dori Day Afternoon

#4 - Dori Day Afternoon 8.14

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.

Directors: James Sheldon, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
To Live and Die on TV

#5 - To Live and Die on TV 8.13

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.

Directors: Daniel Attias, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
A Clockwork Hammer

#6 - A Clockwork Hammer 8.11

Season 2 - Episode 1

Vile Video Concepts conditions cops not to testify against a mobster; Hammer meets a computerized version of himself.

Directors: Reza Badiyi, Alan Spencer, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Desperately Seeking Dori

#7 - Desperately Seeking Dori 8.07

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.

Directors: Bob Sweeney, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
The Color of Hammer

#8 - The Color of Hammer 8.07

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.

Directors: Bruce Bilson, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Jagged Sledge

#9 - Jagged Sledge 8.06

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.

Directors: Reza Badiyi, Doug Molitor, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Haven't Gun, Will Travel

#10 - Haven't Gun, Will Travel 8.00

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.

Directors: David Wechter, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
The Spa Who Loved Me

#11 - The Spa Who Loved Me 8.00

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.

Directors: Jackie Cooper, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Brother, Can You Spare a Crime?

#12 - Brother, Can You Spare a Crime? 7.91

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.

Directors: Chuck Braverman, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Icebreaker

#13 - Icebreaker 7.89

Season 2 - Episode 12

Sledge finds himself competing with a British cop.

Directors: Bill Bixby, Chris Ruppenthal, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
It Happened What Night?

#14 - It Happened What Night? 7.88

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.

Directors: Bill Bixby, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Here's to You, Mrs. Hammer

#15 - Here's to You, Mrs. Hammer 7.88

Season 2 - Episode 19

Sledge's ex-wife marries his best high school friend & forces Sledge to think about his lifestyle.

Directors: Bill Bixby, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Hammeroid

#16 - Hammeroid 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 10

After breaking nearly all his bones, Sledge encases himself in a robotic suit to stop a robot.

Directors: Gary Walkow, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Sledgepoo

#17 - Sledgepoo 7.85

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.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Over My Dead Bodyguard

#18 - Over My Dead Bodyguard 7.82

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.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Magnum Farce

#19 - Magnum Farce 7.82

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.

Directors: Chuck Braverman, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
If I Had a Little Hammer

#20 - If I Had a Little Hammer 7.81

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.

Directors: Kim Manners, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Hammer Gets Nailed

#21 - Hammer Gets Nailed 7.80

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

Directors: Chuck Braverman, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
They Shoot Hammers, Don't They?

#22 - They Shoot Hammers, Don't They? 7.79

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.

Directors: David Wechter, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Witless

#23 - Witless 7.76

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.

Directors: Jackie Cooper, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
The Old Man and the Sledge

#24 - The Old Man and the Sledge 7.73

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.

Directors: Chuck Braverman, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris
Wild About Hammer

#25 - Wild About Hammer 7.70

Season 2 - Episode 4

A female cop with a sadistic/ masochistic fetish falls for and kidnaps Sledge.

Directors: Gary Walkow, David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris