Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)
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They Shoot Hammers, Don't They? 

Prison escapee John Kogan commandeers a bus and launches a one-man wave of crime and violence, pledging to stop only if Sledge agrees to meet him in a one-on-one gunfight.


David Wechter


Alan Spencer (creator), Mert Rich (teleplay) | 7 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Rasche ... Sledge Hammer
Anne-Marie Martin ... Dori Doreau
Harrison Page ... Captain Trunk
Jack Thibeau ... John Kogan
Charlie Brill ... Suspect
Floyd Levine ... Desk Sergeant
Dennis Fimple ... Informant
Doc Duhame Doc Duhame ... Bus Driver (as Doc Humane)
Neith Hunter Neith Hunter ... Doll
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ... Officer Majoy
David Starwalt ... Second Cop
Shawn Donahue Shawn Donahue ... Young Kogan
Jonathan Brandis ... Young Sledge
Paul Picerni ... Cop Announcer
Simmy Bow Simmy Bow ... Dead Eye Dan


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Convicted felon John Kogan escapes from prison, commandeers a bus, and launches a one-man wave of crime and violence. He publicly announces that the mayhem will not stop until Sledge agrees to meet him in a one-on-one gunfight. When Dori asks Sledge why, he tells her that Kogan was his childhood friend and a former police officer, but Sledge was forced to track him down and arrest him for "disgracing the badge" by taking a bribe. Captain Trunk further tells Dori that Sledge would have little chance in a gunfight with the fast-drawing Kogan. Dori accompanies Sledge to an isolated location for the inevitable showdown, where Sledge's last best hope for survival is his father's old carnival trick, which was recently and reluctantly passed along to him by a sideshow sharpshooter known as Dead Eye Dan. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Comedy


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A scene with Frank Wagner an obnoxious circus clown sitting over a water tank was cut due to time constraints. See more »


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17 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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