TV Series | | Action, Comedy
The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.
Alan Spencer wrote the role of Sledge Hammer with David Rasche in mind, even though he had never seen Rasche perform. He based his decision on seeing Rasche's picture and reading reviews of his stage performances.
All cops face violence. The ones who can't deal with it crack. The ones who do, teach.
Before the first episode of the second season was shown, this "disclaimer" appeared: The following season of Sledge Hammer! takes place five years before that nuclear explosion. Thank you.
An alternate, unaired version of the pilot episode "Under the Gun" is available on the Season One DVD. It includes 10 minutes of additional footage, an alternate epilogue and completely different opening and ending theme music.