THE HAMMER is a sports drama depicting the struggles and successes Matt Hamill faces on the way to becoming a champion. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt later finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf Community. Through sheer determination, he uses his perceived disability as an asset, and becomes both the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship and an inspirational force to the hearing and deaf alike. Written by
He knew he could be a champion. They knew he could be much more.
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Did You Know?
Coach Pruitt, wrestling coach from Purdue, was played by Rich Franklin. In real life, Franklin fought Matt Hamill in UFC on September 6, 2008. See more
When Matt and Michelle are getting food at the drive through, a shot of the Ohio Bicentennial license plate is shown on the car behind them. The movie was set in the 90s and Ohio's bicentennial was not until 2003. See more
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Studying with Kristi
, "Kissing Kristi"
Written by Leeav Sofer
Performed by Leeav Sofer, Zach Pagter, Rachel St. Marseille
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