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I hazard a bet that if they had of started making Sledge Hammer these days a greater proportion of critics would have no doubt said it was a scathing reproach on America's reaction to 9/11.
The time is right for the return of Sledge! From [series creator] Alan Spencer's The Return of Sledge Hammer!...
Sledge felt America was heading in the wrong direction. It had become gentle, soft and interminably peaceful.
One thing Hammer knew for sure: You could always count on those tides changing.
And when Hammer placed his beloved Magnum on the pillow beside him and drifted off to sleep, he dreamt of a day when chaos and disorder would make a welcome return.
Because that would be the day that Sledge Hammer and his “Gun” would be needed again.
Sure enough, years later… Hammer awoke one morning to discover a world where evildoers had returned in droves, forcing American to return to its proud ass kickin’ roots.
For the first time, Sledge found a politician he actually liked: George W. Bush.
Hammer respected a President who mostly talked about war and blowing things up… with a foreign policy that amounted to blasting other countries to smithereens.
In fact, Hammer had been vacationing in Florida during the last election… and was so impressed by candidate Bush that he voted for him three times.
Hammer sincerely hoped that when the U.S. was done obliterating all the vermin on foreign soil… the current administration could be convinced to attack Wisconsin, since that’s where Sledge’s ex-wife was living.
And as Hammer was savoring this blissful thought, the phone rang.
Sledge didn’t recognize the voice on the other end, but he did recognize the man’s title: Head of Homeland Security.
Hammer accepted the collect call.
And subsequently, Sledge was informed of a new and powerful weapon that had fallen into the wrong hands… and how the higher-ups in Washington felt the time had come to fight fire with gunfire.
So… after fifteen long years, Inspector Sledge Hammer was taken off suspension.