- Retroactive Recognition: For anyone who watched the short-lived FOX sitcom Titus, the guy who played Mike Hammer is the same one who plays Titus' hard-drinking, chain-smoking, wussy-hating, five-times-divorced dad, Ken.
- Role-Ending Misdemeanor: The initial run of the 1980s version was canceled when Stacy Keach was arrested in England for cocaine possession; with Keach serving 6 months in prison after pleading guilty.
- What Could Have Been: Ralph Bakshi tried to produce an animated film based on the Spillane novels. It fell through.
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