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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Mike Hammer's general MO when dealing with murderers.


* SettingUpdate: Happens with every screen adaptation. ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' (1955) was set in Los Angeles and had stolen nuclear AppliedPhlebotinum as a McGuffin. The 1982 remake of ''I, the Jury'' (starring Creator/ArmandAssante) had Hammer as a Vietnam veteran instead of a Pacific Theater World War II veteran, with a plot involving CIA mind control experiments. Stacy Keach's Hammer lived in 1980's New York, though he contined to dress [[OutdatedOutfit anachronistically in a fedora and trench coat]].

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* SettingUpdate: Happens with every screen adaptation. ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' (1955) was set in Los Angeles and had stolen nuclear AppliedPhlebotinum as a McGuffin. The 1982 remake of ''I, the Jury'' (starring Creator/ArmandAssante) had Hammer as a Vietnam veteran instead of a Pacific Theater World War II veteran, with a plot involving CIA mind control experiments. Stacy Keach's Hammer lived in 1980's New York, though he contined continued to dress [[OutdatedOutfit anachronistically in a fedora and trench coat]].coat]].
* SmitingEvilFeelsGood: Velda shoots a thug InTheBack to stop him from killing Hammer. Afterwards instead of crying she starts laughing, and Hammer tells her she's right to do so, as there's "no shame to killing an evil thing."


* AgonizingStomachWound: In the first novel ''I, the Jury'', [[spoiler:Mike]] deliberately shoots [[spoiler:the female murderer of a friend of his]] in the stomach to enusre they die as painfully as possible.

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* AgonizingStomachWound: In the first novel ''I, the Jury'', [[spoiler:Mike]] deliberately shoots [[spoiler:the female murderer of a friend of his]] in the stomach to enusre ensure they die as painfully as possible.



* TheCasanova: All women find Hammer irresistable. Unless they're gay.

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* TheCasanova: All women find Hammer irresistable.irresistible. Unless they're gay.


->''"Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar... If the public likes you, you're good."''

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->''"Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are [[SturgeonsLaw more salted peanuts consumed than caviar...caviar]]... If the public likes you, you're good."''


In 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America, and his books have been adapted into film, TV and radio productions. Four films were made featuring the Mike Hammer character between 1953 and 1963. The 1955 ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' is regarded as a classic of FilmNoir, while Spillane himself played his own creation in 1963's ''The Girl Hunters''. Mike Hammer was revived in the 1980s for a series of television films and series that lasted to 1998, most of which featured Creator/StacyKeach in the starring role.

Music/JohnZorn devoted a ConceptAlbum to Spillanes' "Mike Hammer" novels, simply called ''Music/{{Spillane}} (1987)''.

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In 1980 1980, Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America, and his books have been adapted into film, TV and radio productions. Four films were made featuring the Mike Hammer character between 1953 and 1963. The 1955 film ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' is regarded as a classic of FilmNoir, while Spillane himself played his own creation in 1963's ''The Girl Hunters''. Mike Hammer was revived in the 1980s for a series of television films and series that lasted to 1998, most of which featured Creator/StacyKeach in the starring role.

Music/JohnZorn devoted a ConceptAlbum to Spillanes' Spillane's "Mike Hammer" novels, simply called ''Music/{{Spillane}} (1987)''.


In 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America, and his books have been adapted into film, TV and radio productions. The 1955 ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' is regarded as a classic of FilmNoir. In the 1980s-90s version Mike was portrayed by Creator/StacyKeach.

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In 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America, and his books have been adapted into film, TV and radio productions. Four films were made featuring the Mike Hammer character between 1953 and 1963. The 1955 ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' is regarded as a classic of FilmNoir. In the 1980s-90s version FilmNoir, while Spillane himself played his own creation in 1963's ''The Girl Hunters''. Mike Hammer was portrayed by Creator/StacyKeach.
revived in the 1980s for a series of television films and series that lasted to 1998, most of which featured Creator/StacyKeach in the starring role.


* LotsaPeopleTryToDunIt: An InvokedTrope in ''The Twisted Thing''. After the first murder attempt fails (trying to induce a heart attack in the victim), the killer just puts a hatchet into his head, knowing that his death will lead to a confusion of crimes and suspects as his BigScrewedUpFamily scrabble for the victim's fortune.

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* LotsaPeopleTryToDunIt: An InvokedTrope in ''The Twisted Thing''. After The initial plan was to kill the first murder attempt fails (trying to induce victim (a wealthy scientist) via a heart attack in caused by the victim), stress of his son being kidnapped. When Hammer successfully recovers the boy, the killer just puts simply murders the scientist with a hatchet into his head, cleaver, knowing that his death will lead to a confusion of crimes other [[GambitPileup murders and suspects countless possible motives]] being revealed, as his BigScrewedUpFamily scrabble scramble for the victim's his fortune.



* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: ''The Twisted Thing''. The initial plan was to kill the victim (a wealthy scientist) via a heart attack caused by the stress of his son being kidnapped. When Hammer successfully recovers the boy, the killer simply murders the scientist with a cleaver, knowing his death will lead to other [[GambitPileup murders and countless possible motives]] being revealed, as his BigScrewedUpFamily scramble for his fortune.

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* AgonizingStomachWound: In the first novel ''I, the Jury'', [[spoiler:Mike]] deliberately shoots [[spoiler:the female murderer of a friend of his]] in the stomach to enusre they die as painfully as possible.

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* ICommaNoun: ''I, the Jury'' is an early example.

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* LotsaPeopleTryToDunIt: An InvokedTrope in ''The Twisted Thing''. After the first murder attempt fails (trying to induce a heart attack in the victim), the killer just puts a hatchet into his head, knowing that his death will lead to a confusion of crimes and suspects as his BigScrewedUpFamily scrabble for the victim's fortune.


In 1947 comic book writer Mickey Spillane and his wife needed money to buy a new house. Hoping to add to his funds, Spillane wrote a novel in just nineteen days called "I, the Jury". It introduced the world to HardboiledDetective Mike Hammer, and sold six and a half million copies in the United States alone.

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In 1947 comic book writer Mickey Spillane and his wife needed money to buy a new house. Hoping to add to his funds, Spillane wrote a novel in just nineteen days called "I, ''I, the Jury".Jury''. It introduced the world to HardboiledDetective Mike Hammer, and sold six and a half million copies in the United States alone.


Hardboiled private detectives are expected to be [[KnightInSourArmor world-weary and cynical]]; [[AwesomeMcCoolname Mike Hammer]] however is [[{{Eagleland}} patriotic]] and fueled by rage at the evils of society. Hammer doesn't just bend the law; [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he holds it in complete contempt,]] [[KnightTemplar often dishing out brutal beatings or appointing himself]] JudgeJuryAndExecutioner. Spillane would go on to create other characters, like Film/JamesBond expy Tiger Mann, but Mike Hammer is his most well known creation. The novels revel in brutal violence and (though tame by today's standards) contained more sex than the competition. Critics (both then and now) have savaged them unrelentingly, yet they continue to be popular. In 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America, and his books have been adapted into film, TV and radio productions. The 1955 ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' is regarded as a classic of FilmNoir. In the 1980s-90s version Mike was portrayed by Creator/StacyKeach.

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Hardboiled private detectives are expected to be [[KnightInSourArmor world-weary and cynical]]; [[AwesomeMcCoolname Mike Hammer]] however is [[{{Eagleland}} patriotic]] and fueled by rage at the evils of society. Hammer doesn't just bend the law; [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he holds it in complete contempt,]] [[KnightTemplar often dishing out brutal beatings or appointing himself]] JudgeJuryAndExecutioner.

Spillane would go on to create other characters, like Film/JamesBond expy Tiger Mann, but Mike Hammer is his most well known creation. The novels revel in brutal violence and (though tame by today's standards) contained more sex than the competition. Critics (both then and now) have savaged them unrelentingly, yet they continue to be popular.

In 1980 Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America, and his books have been adapted into film, TV and radio productions. The 1955 ''Film/KissMeDeadly'' is regarded as a classic of FilmNoir. In the 1980s-90s version Mike was portrayed by Creator/StacyKeach.


->''Pulp writing at its worst was never as bad as this stuff.''

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->''Pulp ->''"Pulp writing at its worst was never as bad as this stuff.''"''



->''Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar... If the public likes you, you're good.''

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->''Those ->''"Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar... If the public likes you, you're good.''"''


* FinalExchange: In the end of the novel ''I the Jury'', Hammer shoots the killer, Charlotte Bennett, in cold blood.
--> '''Bennet:''' How could you?
--> '''Hammer:''' It was easy.

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* FinalExchange: In the end of the novel ''I the Jury'', Hammer shoots the killer, Charlotte Bennett, [[spoiler:Charlotte Bennett]], in cold blood.
--> '''Bennet:''' -->'''[[spoiler:Bennet]]:''' How could you?
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you?\\
'''Hammer:''' It was easy.



* IResembleThatRemark: Hammer spends an entire paragraph describing how no-one, from the biggest politician to the hardest con, would dare backchat corrupt cop Dilwick because he's a crude, murderous thug who enjoys dishing out violence and bloodshed. No-one except Mike Hammer that is; "Because I'm that way myself".

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* IResembleThatRemark: Hammer spends an entire paragraph describing how no-one, no one, from the biggest politician to the hardest con, would dare backchat corrupt cop Dilwick because he's a crude, murderous thug who enjoys dishing out violence and bloodshed. No-one No one except Mike Hammer Hammer, that is; "Because I'm that way myself".

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* FinalExchange: In the end of the novel ''I the Jury'', Hammer shoots the killer, Charlotte Bennett, in cold blood.
--> '''Bennet:''' How could you?
--> '''Hammer:''' It was easy.

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