After Sledge arrests the leader of a Satanic cult, the undermanned precinct soon finds itself under siege by a mob of the cult leader's bloodthirsty followers.



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Episode cast overview:
Tom Henschel ...
Inspector Perkins
Ricky - Police Cadet
Officer Grace (as Toni Atell)
Leslie Morris ...
Police Officer
Michel Voletti ...
Soldier of the Evil (as Michael Voletti)
John Wyler ...
Jeanette O'Connor ...


Sledge leaves work early under orders from Captain Trunk, but cannot resist becoming involved in a police standoff with a deranged Satanic cult leader named Slag. When he takes Slag to the station for booking, persnickety Inspector Perkins from Internal Affairs is appalled by Sledge's history of violent behavior and his rough treatment of Slag. The inevitable dispute between the two becomes secondary when several hundred of Slag's bloodthirsty followers stage a violent attack on the police station to demand his release. The station is critically short of personnel as a result of a State visit, so only Sledge, Dori, Perkins, Captain Trunk, and a very few officers are available to defend the facility. Eventually the defenders find themselves in a desperate situation with no electricity, no phones, and no ammunition. When Dori's attempt to confront the mob on the roof of the building is unsuccessful, Sledge straps a case of dynamite sticks to himself for a high-stakes standoff with Slag ... Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Comedy




Release Date:

10 January 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This was the first episode of the series to air without a laugh track. ABC originally insisted that the series air with a laugh track but series creator Alan Spencer protested strongly against it. See more »


[an inspector from Internal Affairs reviews Hammer's file]
Inspector Perkins: We're going to talk to that suspect you've just arrested! I want to see if he wants to file a formal complaint against you.
[Down in the jail:]
Inspector Perkins: Mr. Slag, I want to know if Inspector Hammer has mistreated you in any way.
[Slag holds up his hands, which are shackled]
Inspector Perkins: What are these? Are these shackles really necessary?
Sledge Hammer: I'm just trying to make his stay in Hotel Hammer a little more uncomfortable.
Inspector Perkins: Remove these shackles.
Sledge Hammer: You don't want me to ...
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Spoofs Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) See more »

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