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The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  25 March 2004 (Australia)
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An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son.

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Mordechai Jefferson Carver, aka the Hebrew Hammer, is an orthodox Jewish stud who goes on a mission to save Hanukkah. When Santa Claus's evil son Damian is pushed over the edge by his father's liberal policies, he does away with the Christian patriarch. Subsequently stepping into his father's role, Damian launches a campaign to eradicate the Jewish Holiday. The Hammer joins forces with Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal, the gorgeous and dangerous daughter of the leader of the Jewish Justice League; and his brother-in-arms Mohammed Ali Paula Abdul Rahim, the head of the Kwanzaa Liberation Front, to topple Santa's evil progeny and to save Hanukkah for future generations of Jews. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Part man. Part street. 100% kosher. See more »

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Rated R for language, some sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

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25 March 2004 (Australia)  »

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Hammer o exolothreftis  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,539 (USA) (19 December 2003)

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$19,539 (USA) (19 December 2003)
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The movie was shown at the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente on April 16th, 2005 (among other dates). The director was present at the show and answered questions after the presentation. He mentioned that he had sort of an actor's top-five in mind when he was about to make the movie, and besides Adam Goldberg, his other options were Adam Sandler, David Schwimmer, and Ben Stiller. See more »

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When the Jewish children are heard singing "Silent Night", their mouths are not in sync at all with the music See more »

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Mordechai Jefferson Carver: Let's dance the hora.
Damian Claus: You're a hora!
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Uncle Bernie, Aunt Shelly and all the Long Island Kesselmans - Thanks for letting us eat by you on Shabbat See more »

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References The Chosen (1981) See more »

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Oye vei!!
27 November 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Hebrew Hammer", is all about Goldberg as the certified circumcised private dick title character, a Jewish combination of Shaft, Superfly, and Mike Hammer, who sets about to defeat an evil Santa Claus who has sworn to put an end to Hanukkah. A campy, silly, an occasionally outrageous slam fest, this flick takes potshots at Jews, Afro-Ams, and white gentiles as our not-so-super-hero goes after Santa armed only with a babe, big guns, and guilt trips. What the film lacks in class and production value it almost makes up for with nonstop kosher comedy of the same ilk at Scary Movie, Naked Gun, Airplane, etc. Only for those into wacky slampoons who aren't concerned with political correctness. (B-)


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