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The Hammer (2007)

Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of ... See full summary »

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Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of underachievement -- Jerry has been knocking around from one construction job to another and spinning his wheels in an unsatisfying relationship, all the while with an eye toward eventually getting his act together. His last connection to the fight game is the evening boxing class he teaches to middle-aged, middle class, middle management types at a gym in Pasadena, where he also works as a handyman. When venerable boxing coach Eddie Bell asks Jerry if he'd like to spar a couple of rounds with Malice Blake, an up-and-coming pro, Jerry reluctantly steps into the ring. Despite the ass-kicking Jerry otherwise receives, a one-punch knockdown of Blake convinces Jerry that it's time to make his return to competitive boxing. Thus ends a 20-year layoff and begins a hilarious fish-out-water quest for Olympic gold. Written by Anonymous

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boxing | olympics | gym | coach | birthday | See All (55) »

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You're never too old to go for the gold. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »

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26 April 2007 (USA)  »

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$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$97,137 (USA) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

$442,638 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Adam Carolla has gone on many rants on his podcast about the film's rating. Despite just one use of the f-word and minimal cursing, the movie is still rated R. See more »

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The coffee stain on Jerry's "Happy Camper" shirt vanishes when he pulls up to Ozzie's place, then reappears in later scenes. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Ferro: I don't know. I've seen some of those guys. They're pretty ripped.
Jeff: Come on, you think I'm gonna lose to a guy who enters the ring to Barbara Streisand?
Jerry Ferro: Uhh, I think you'd lose to Barbara Streisand.
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Alive & Amplified
Written by Sammy James Jr., Graham Tyler & The Matrix
Performed by The Mooney Suzuki
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An uplifting story told with great humor
23 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As one would expect from an Adam Corolla movie, there are plenty of the rapier witticisms he is known for, and there is a solid laugh-out-loud every few minutes for the duration. But, more importantly, the story is a really sweet, engaging and uplifting tale of a middle aged slacker who takes one last shot at achieving his dreams, or at least realizing what they are. It was truly beautiful, in the way he comes to embrace his life and mission. Also, credit to Adam's heavily-accented Nicaraguan friend Ozzie as his sidekick, the duo has something of a Don Quixote-Sancho Panza feel to it, which works very well. I'm an AC fan, but my wife is not, and she loved it as well. This might be the best "small movie" I've ever seen.


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