PI’s Declassified!
Special Encore Presentation: Meet Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer
Jun 14, 2012 · 58 min
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If you are a fan of Stacy Keach aka Mickey’s Spillane’s Mike Hammer, this is a show you must hear. Stacy Keach’s view of Mike Hammer:  “First of all, he's a great character. Mickey Spillane captured the essence of the tough, no-bullshit, vigilante who loves women, and women love Mike, who was the champion of the common man, and who views the world of good guys and bad guys with a droll, and oftentimes, an acerbic wit. I think of Hammer as a cross between Dirty Harry and James Bond, with one foot in the back alleys of Manhattan, but the other firmly planted in supercoolness. But Hammer bleeds …Story line must be triggered by Mike's making an emotional investment with the victim. …Mike cares. He takes it personally when innocent people are done over by the bad guys. He doesn't work for money. He takes a case because he cares (www.stacykeach.com)”  Stacy Keach as Mike Hammer is one who developed a TV private investigator myth that still carries over today.
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