HAMMER SEASON ONE - EPISODE 13
Old Man and the Sledge
(Airdate: Jan. 3,1987). Hammer gets his idol, a retired police detective
with a reputation for old school toughness, a job as a security
guard at a local jewelry store. When the store is robbed, the old
man is wounded and ends up at a retirement home. Hammer feels responsible
for what happened and vows to get revenge on the thieves
realizing hes also giving the old man one last shot at glory.
Guest Cast: Stephen Elliot as Gilmore Yales, Alan Fudge as
Mr. Smith, Daniel Radell as the social worker.
Writers: Mert Rich and Brian Pollack.
Director: Chuck Braverman.
Having the character of Hammer show compassion for the similarly
antisocial Gilmore Yates gave this episode unexpected heart
aided greatly by noted actor Stephen Elliot in his guest-starring
role. Elliot is best remembered as the crazed father in law to Dudley
Moores drunken playboy in the movie Arthur.