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Hammer (1972)

 -  Crime | Drama | Action  -  7 April 1973 (Japan)
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A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug ... See full summary »

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Bernie Hamilton ...
Davis
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Lois
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Brenner
Charles Lampkin ...
Big Sid
Elizabeth Harding ...
Rhoda
Mel Stewart ...
Professor
D'Urville Martin ...
Sonny
Stack Pierce ...
Roughhouse
Jamal Moore ...
Nawana Davis ...
Mary
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Riley
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Tiny
Juan DeCarlos ...
Bruiser (as Juan De Carlos)
George Cervera Jr. ...
Medina
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A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug dealer, tells him that he has to take a dive during an important fight, and to ensure his cooperation, his girlfriend is kidnapped. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Boxers. Detectives. Vonetta McGee; Watch this. Now.
11 October 2010 | by (Manasota Key, Florida) – See all my reviews

You like films about boxers, and like them guys? Then 'Hammer' sometimes promoted as 'B.J. Hammer' is for you. It's got boxers. The kind with the gloves what whale the snot out of one another while mob guys who wear them tinted 'psycho shades' all the time hang in the back and get rich, placing bets.

But Hammer, adroitly played by Fred Williamson, transcends to boxing genre to make this film worth watching again and again. Forget Rocky I through XVII. Stick with Hammer. He kicks the snot out of the competition.

You like Detectives? Well, you got plenty detectives and cops walking around this film. They offer advice to Hammer. He takes it. Look, pal, when detectives see fit to convey to you advice based upon their decades of experience, knowledge, and instinct forged in the crucible of streetwork, you graciously accept it and comply. Right? Am I right. You know I'm right. So quit contradicting me, already.

Now, a visual treat. The late Vonetta McGee in an early role. Yeah, you remember her as the mysterious repo secretary and double agent for the sinister Hermanos Rodriguez in 1984's 'repo man'. But here, she plays a great role as loyal mate to the protagonist, and a real beauty at that.

Saw "Hammer" over the weekend on THIS TV, so it likely will be airing again shortly.

Don't miss it, or else the detectives will have some questions to ask you. And you don't answer them right, Hammer might just wail the snot out of you.

So get straight. B.J. Hammer is the man.

Paul Vincent Zecchino Manasota Key, Florida 11 October, 2010


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