Browsing the archives for the Mike Hammer tag

A Fine Balance: Pulse Fiction Volume 1

Remember audio cassettes and back when you used to make mix-tapes for all your friends? It was more than slapping your favourite songs on to a BASF C-90. It was walking a tight-rope; an intricate balancing act that took planning and patience. Did you start with a kick-ass rocker, or was it a soulful ballad […]

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Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Country: United States Director: Robert Aldrich Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marian Carr, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Strother Martin, Jack Elam Music: Frank DeVol Song, ‘Rather Have the Blues’ performed by Nat ‘King’ Cole Based on characters created by Mickey Spillane Warning: this review contains adult content. The other […]

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I, The Jury (1982)

Country: United States Director: Richard T. Heffron Starring: Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Paul Sorvino, Alan King, Geoffrey Lewis, Laurene Landon, Justin Earney Scott Music: Bill Conti Based on a story by Mickey Spillane In the 80’s when this film first came out I thought it was one of the classic detective movies. I was going […]

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Song Bird (2003)

Country: United States Director: Jonathan Winfrey Starring: Stacy Keach, Moira Walley, Shannon Whirry, Frank Stallone, Peter Jason, Kent Williams, Jack Sheldon Music: Based on characters created by Mickey Spillane Song Bird is one of Stacy Keach’s later efforts as Mike Hammer. It was made after he’d got out of the Big House, after doing a […]

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Beautiful, Blue and Deadly (1958)

Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer: TV series (1958-1960) Country: United States Director: Boris Sagal Starring: Darren McGavin, Nita Talbot, Bart Burns, Robert Ellenstein, Tom Brown, Berry Kroeger This incarnation of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer television series, ran for 78 episodes from 1958 till 1960. Of course, Stacey Keach starred in a series of the same name […]

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