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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: David Rasche, Harrison Page, Anne-Marie Martin

Director: Bill Bixby, Charles Braverman, Jackie Cooper

Genre: Television/Comedy

Year: 1988

Rating: NR

Sledge Hammer: known for battling the Mafia, revolutionaries, even an Elvis impersonator serial killer; notorious for tying a gangster to the hood of his car (“my favorite hood ornament”). David Rasche (Burn After Reading, “Bored to Death,” “All My Children,” “Rubicon”) stars as Sledge, the multi-decorated – and multi-suspended – rebel cop his boss, Captain Trunk (Harrison Page – “JAG,” “Ally McBeal”), relies on time and time again. Sometimes using grenades, Uzi machine guns or bazookas, Sledge is never far from his beloved .44 Magnum in his comedic quest to make the streets safe for all law-abiding citizens.

Created by Alan Spencer, and co-starring Anne-Marie Martin as Dori Doreau, Sledge’s long-suffering partner in crime-fighting, “Sledge Hammer!” episodes were directed by such notables as Bill Bixby (“My Favorite Martian,” “The Incredible Hulk”), Charles Braverman (“Melrose Place,” “Northern Exposure”) and Jackie Cooper (Treasure Island, the Christopher Reeve Superman films). Wanna make your day?

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I only slightly remembered this series before popping in the first of five discs but it didn't take long for the memories of just how funny this series was to start coming back to me. If you already own the individual seasons that Anchor Bay released then I am not sure you would be interested in the complete series packaged as one since the bonus extras which were included before are not available on this new release, but if you're new to it then this is the way to get all 41 episodes together.

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"Sledge Hammer" is a lampoon of "Dirty Harry," if you enjoyed slapstick comedies like "Naked Gun" then you are going to love this classic. The one draw back I found was the episodes come with the original laugh track, I understand why it's there but some might be a bit annoyed by it at first but once you start getting into it you will hardly care.

I had a ball reliving this all over again and I know those of you that remember the series are sure to enjoy it as well and for those that never seen it but enjoy slapstick humor then I highly recommend picking this up.

You can order the DVD-set HERE.

Released by Image Entertainment

**** Out Of *****