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Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (1990)

After he retires from the police force, a veteran cop is framed for robbery but his friends, a rookie and three ex-cops, come to his rescue.


Michael Schultz


Keenen Ivory Wayans (story)


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Credited cast:
Almayvonne ... Coreatha
Jack Axelrod Jack Axelrod
Jim Brown ... Slammer
Bernie Casey ... John Slade
Gary Carlos Cervantes
Blackie Dammett
Ron Dean ... Sgt. Hill
Ja'net DuBois ... Joanne Wilson
Bentley Kyle Evans
Isaac Hayes ... Hammer
Steve James ... Kung Fu Joe
Ron Karabatsos
Peter Kent ... Mob Muscle
Eriq La Salle ... Jack Spade
Martin Lawrence ... Willie


Hammer, a well dressed well mannered young detective finds out the hard way that everything he know a has been a lie. After his partners suicide, via soup that was much much too hot. Hammer starts to notice a pattern in his crime scene that lead him to the head of a major soup corporation. All out war as the soup boils over. Written by WeatherMan

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Release Date:

15 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hammer, Slammer, şi Slade See more »

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Ivory Way Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Spun-off from I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) See more »

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Another unsold pilot.
3 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Hammer, Slammer & Slade (1990) was just another unsold pilot that just floated around syndication. I saw this around 1991 on an A.B.C. affiliate. I guess the only reason it got any air time was due to the success of In Living Color. Keenan Ivory Wayans tried to tone down the humor from his movie "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka" and make it into a television show. All of the key components from the movie were in the pilot. Slade, Hammer, Slammer and Kung Fu Joe are in it but Jack's part was played by another actor.

The pilot was just a rehash of the movie. We get to see Hammer and Slammer's Resteraunt, Kung Fu Joe's dojo and what not. Maybe it could have been successful if a major television station bought the show. Who knows if it could have worked?

Mildly recommended if you can find a copy to watch.

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