Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

If I Had a Little Hammer 

Sledge and Dori pose as a well-to-do childless couple in an attempt to catch a pair of thieves who steal babies and sell them to prospective parents with ready cash.


Kim Manners


Alan Spencer (creator), Deborah Raznick | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Rasche ... Sledge Hammer
Anne-Marie Martin ... Dori Doreau
Harrison Page ... Captain Trunk
Michele Marsh ... Nurse Robbins
Brion James ... Felix Ridel
Dennis Fimple ... Shy Eddie
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Mrs. Yates
Burton Collins ... Mr. Yates
Margaret Muse Margaret Muse ... Miss Caulder
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner ... Margaret, Caulder's Assistant
Pat Asanti
Julie Mawson Julie Mawson
Rebecca Cruz Rebecca Cruz ... Assistant Nurse
Gerry Rand Gerry Rand ... Man in Parking Lot


When every newborn baby in the nursery at City General Hospital disappears at once, Captain Trunk deduces that a baby-stealing ring is at work and he assigns Sledge and Dori to the case. City General Head Nurse Livina Robbins provides no information, but Sledge's informant Shy Eddie steers them to the Bayside Adoption Agency and they pose as a childless couple with ready cash. Sledge's impetuous attempt to oversell the availability of ready cash embarrassingly demonstrates that the Agency itself is legitimate. However, a receptionist named Margaret subsequently gives them a name and number to call if they want to adopt very quickly and are willing to pay. When they go to deliver the money and pick up the newborn, they learn that the mean-spirited Nurse Robbins is involved in the operation. Their attempt to arrest Nurse Robbins and her partner leads to a violent and protracted armed confrontation inside the warehouse of a baby products supplier. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Comedy



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29 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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The title is from the 1949 song "If I had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays for The Weavaer and was a big 1960's hit for Peter, Paul and Mary. See more »


Sledge Hammer: Look, lady, what is the matter with you, huh? I got money coming out of my ears and you're standing in the way of giving a kid a good home. You oughta see my place. I mean, I got everything. I got a hot tub, I got a barbecue pit, a pool table, I have a whole large collection of adult films on videotape, and a Doberman that needs a playmate. So what's the problem...
Adoption Agency Manager: [Aghast] Please leave now!
Sledge Hammer: And there's a stewardess next door who likes to sunbathe nude, and I need a little tot to put on my ...
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