The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)

A Death in the Family 

Hammer witnesses the murder of a mobster and, in the shooting, the owner of the café is seriously injured. Hammer is determined to avenge her shooting and is out to find the killers, which will also stop a potential mob war.


Ray Danton


Marvin Kupfer (story) (as Marvin Paul Kupfer), B.W. Sandefur | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stacy Keach ... Mike Hammer
Lindsay Bloom ... Velda
Don Stroud ... Captain Pat Chambers
Kent Williams ... Special Prosecutor Lawrence D. Barrington
Barbara Bain ... Julia Huntley
Susan Walden ... Carol Huntley
Dan Hamilton Dan Hamilton ... Akker
John Lansing John Lansing ... Ed Huntley Jr
Rhoda Gemignani ... Mama Zinetta
John Ireland ... Vincent Randolph
Twyla Littleton Twyla Littleton ... Madeline
Ben Powers ... Moochie
Charles W. Young Charles W. Young ... Taggart
Vinny Argiro Vinny Argiro ... Grey
Josie Over Josie Over ... Nurse


When a mobster was killed while eating in a restaurant owned by a friend of Mike who was there at the time. Everyone is worried that a gang war will break out. The widow of the mobster sends for Mike and wants him to find her husband's killer. And there's some speculation that the man's rival was the one who had him killed. Later Mike is brought to see him who tells him he didn't order the hit on the man. Written by

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24 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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