The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)

Dead on a Dime 

A former detective suddenly shoots a man for no reason and forces Hammer to kill him. Hammer is determined to find out why, with the clues being a blonde and a marked dime. These clues lead him to a psychiatric clinic.


Arnold Laven


B.W. Sandefur, Mickey Spillane (characters)


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Episode credited cast:
Stacy Keach ... Mike Hammer
Lindsay Bloom ... Velda
Don Stroud ... Captain Pat Chambers
Kent Williams ... Asst. D.A. Barrington
Amanda Horan Kennedy ... Dr. Crane (as Barbara Horan)
George Murdock ... Sam Brockman
Allan Miller ... Stanley Freen
Greta Blackburn ... Roberta Austen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leslie Bevis ... Polly
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... Lacy (as Samuel Chew Jr.)
Signy Coleman ... Claudine
Donna Denton ... The Face
Eddie Egan ... Hennessey
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Kohlmyer
Andre Feijoo Andre Feijoo ... Claude


A former detective, Austen, suddenly shoots a man and forces Hammer to kill him. There doesn't seem to be an explanation so Hammer is determined to find out why. The only clue is a mysterious blonde woman with a marked dime. However, nobody knows who the blonde is. Hammer next visits the psychiatrist who has been treating him. After meeting Austen's employer Hammer is still not sure what is going on. When Hammer breaks in and steals his psychiatric report things start to make sense. And when more bodies start appearing, the common link is the psychiatric clinic. Written by jem

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10 March 1984 (USA) See more »

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