Mike Hammer, Private Eye

Season 1
 (461)
7.3199813+
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.
Starring
Stacy KeachShane ConradShannon Whirry
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Prodigal Son
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    September 23, 1997
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    After a friend is killed investigating the death of his son, Mike keeps following the trail, leading to Russian mobsters.
  2. 2. Beat Street
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    October 5, 1997
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    An accused polluter hires Mike but then the reporter who did an expose on the him is found dead making him a murder suspect.
  3. 3. Murder
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    October 12, 1997
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    Hammer is hired to look into the disappearance of a girl who may have been killed in a ""snuff film"" shown on the internet.
  4. 4. Hoop Nightmares
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    October 19, 1997
    43min
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    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?
  5. 5. False Truths
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    October 26, 1997
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    Mike flies to tinseltown to help an actress accused of murdering her lover and producer.
  6. 6. Halloween
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    November 2, 1997
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    Someone seems to be targeting Hammer's friends in the style of a cultist killer whom Mike put in jail.
  7. 7. Body Odor
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    November 9, 1997
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    A surgery patient's body emits noxious gasses, killing him and three members of a surgical team. His daughter hires Mike.
  8. 8. Sins of the Father
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    November 16, 1997
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    The murder of a priest puts Hammer on the trail of a serial killer murdering prostitutes.
  9. 9. A Penny Saved
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    November 23, 1997
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    When a simple minded janitor all but frames himself for the murder of a stockbroker, he asks Mike Hammer to prove his innocence.
  10. 10. The Life You Save
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    January 18, 1998
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    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.
  11. 11. The Long Road to Nowhere
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    January 25, 1998
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    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.
  12. 12. The Art of Murder
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    February 1, 1998
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    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?
  13. 13. Countdown to Murder
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    February 8, 1998
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    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?
  14. 14. The Cutting Edge
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    February 15, 1998
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    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.
  15. 15. Big Brother's Secret
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    February 22, 1998
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    The murder of an investigative reporter was a friend of Mike's leads the private eye to stolen satellite photos.
  16. 16. A Candidate for Murder
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    March 1, 1998
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    Barry Lawrence is running for district attorney and he becomes Hammer's main suspect when his mistress is murdered.
  17. 17. Dump the Creep
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    April 12, 1998
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    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.
  18. 18. Chop Shop
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    April 19, 1998
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    Mike goes to Texas to attend a friend's wedding but organ thieves have kidnapped his fiancé.
  19. 19. The Maya Connection
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    April 26, 1998
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    When Maya Ricci's paramour comes to town, he draws Maya and Mike into a web of espionage and assassination.
  20. 20. Lucky in Love
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    May 3, 1998
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    When a gambling buddy of Mike's is murdered, he is asked to help out with the buddy's race horse.
  21. 21. Songbird - Part 1
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    May 10, 1998
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    Lila B is a singer who is romantically involved with a mobster, Johnny Dive. When she becomes a murder suspect, Mike tries to help.
  22. 22. Songbird - Part 2
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    May 17, 1998
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    Mike tries to extricate Lila B. from her troubles.
  23. 23. Gone Fishing
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    May 24, 1998
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    Mike and Skip are trapped in a bar by bank robbers. And they left their guns at home because they were going fishing.
  24. 24. Dead Men Talk
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    May 31, 1998
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    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.
  25. 25. A New Leaf - Part 1
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    June 7, 1998
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    Mike investigates the death of a tobacco company scientist who was about to testify.
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Directors
Greydon ClarkRex PianoJonathan WinfreyWayne EwingDimitri LogothetisWilliam Lucking
Supporting actors
Peter JasonRebekah ChaneyGreg GrunbergMickey RooneyMaxwell CaulfieldRobert RuslerTracy Scoggins
Producers
Jay BernsteinJohn S. CurranStacy Keach
Season year
1998
Network
Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG)
Content advisory
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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MichaelReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mike Hammer - Private is good entertainment
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This series does not have the big production values or the best writing, but it somehow hits the right notes and manages to be a ton of fun. Its almost a parody of the hardboiled noir detective genre, but it is too simple-minded and good-hearted to be a takeoff or even a spoof. Stacy Keach makes it, of course. He strikes the perfect balance, never takes his character seriously but also manages to be Mike Hammer in a way that is funny and fun. Mike Hammer - Private is good entertainment and I will miss it when I run out of episodes.
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Bob StrotherReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Too Cute for Hammer
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I like Stacy Keach and I always loved Spillane's Mike Hammer though I quit reading those books several years ago. This series intrigued me. I'd seen one or two episodes back in the '90s but didn't watch the entire season. I tried again recently. The first few episodes were okay, lots of good saxophone music and fist fights, the usual stuff. Then it started getting too "cute." Too much cheesy humor and too many outrageous plot lines. Like Hammer leaping onto a race horse and riding down a bad guy. My Mike Hammer was cynical and tough and serious. Stacy Keach could play that role, but the writing left him with little to work with.
8 people found this helpful
James RhiddlehooverReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
The original series '84-85 Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer was better. The New Mike Hammer was ok also but ...
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Just that OK. The original series '84-85 Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer was better. The New Mike Hammer was ok also but slipping a little. This just doesn't work for me, not the right feel of the gumshoe. I can't describe one thing it is a lot of little ones in this "Private Eye" series that's wrong. When I watched the original series when it originally aired I thought "Damn, now that's a Private Eye". I just watched this 1998 version and think "Damn they screwed it up" Stacy Keach will always be the Mike Hammer but this version falls flat.
8 people found this helpful
JeffReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Don't Cut it from Prime Just Because I Watch It
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I enjoy these shows. Sometimes, they go a little overboard with the titillation. I hope Amazon doesn't decide to cut it from Prime before I finish all the episodes. This seem to happen regularly, get interested in an old show and it is the gone suddenly from Prime. Of course I could pay $4 an episode to still watch it.
7 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A memory relived
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I used to watch Mike Hammer on TV years ago. This is a truly enjoyable walk down memory lane. Yes, it seems a bit overboard now, but so does every other TV show I watch as an older adult. Enjoy it for what it is.
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Linda MReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A 1990s TV series based on a character in 1940s book series
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This is a 1990s TV series based on a 1940s book series. Considering that it is in the film noire style updated to the 90s, it is very well done. The crimes they solve are universal. Stacy Keach is very good in this role. It has action, even explosions and car chases that are so popular in current crime dramas. I have enjoyed watching this series.
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ConnieReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it.
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Love this series. Wish there were more. Love the time period. It's great.
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Robert MaddoxReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best TV Series to keep getting reived.
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One of the best series to get resurrected over the years. Stacy Keach has been the best in my opinion. He keeps it true to Mickey Spillane's writings. Would love to see the series brought back again, although not sure who would be the best actor for it today.
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