Way before Alan Spencer came up with the concept for “Bullet in the Face”, he was working in the Hollywood trenches making one of the most controversial cop shows around: “Sledge Hammer!” The show ran from ran from 1986 to 1988 sparking controversy all along the way. It starred David Rasche as Inspector Sledge Hammer, a cop on the edge always straddling the line between lawmaker and lawbreaker.
Spencer was inspired by Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character, but when writing his script, he wanted to make a cop who was even more out of control and out of line. He succeeded when he crafted San Francisco cop Hammer who had a customized .44 Magnum and a deep desire to use it. Hammer was police through and through and loved law and order, so long as he doesn’t actually have to follow the laws or police procedures himself. He was a wild card, which made his show wildly entertaining to watch. Fans of “Sledge Hammer!” will definitely want to tune in to “Bullet in the Face” when it premieres on August 16th at 10/9c. If you don’t know Sledge Hammer! we are pleased to introduce you to the sadistic, violent, and oddly lovable character.
Here are five great moments from Alan Spencer’s “Sledge Hammer!”:
1. Most cops wouldn’t even bother trying to defuse a nuclear bomb
3. Here he is taking out a sniper with a rocket launcher, as you do:
4. Sledge knows how to stop bank robbers:
5. Sledge always gets the criminal
The two-night Bullet in the Face event kicks off on August 16th at 10/9c