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The Hammer (2010)
"Hamill" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  27 October 2011 (USA)
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A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Hamill
Stanley Leroy McCoy
Kristi Jones
Jay Jakubowski
Susan Gibney ...
Janet Hamill
Ron Gross
Coach Cantrell
Coach Pruitt
Stephen Dodd ...
Coach Rich
Gavin Bellour ...
Pat Hamill
Theodore Conley ...
Young Matt Hamill


THE HAMMER is a sports drama depicting the struggles and successes Matt Hamill faced 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 Anonymous

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Deaf. Defiant. Determined. See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual material | See all certifications »


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The UFC scenes were shot at live UFC events. See more »


When Matt and Michelle are getting food at the drive-thru, a shot of an 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 »


Kristi Jones: Shh. Turn off your voice.
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Featured in MMA H.E.A.T.: R You Ready? (2011) See more »


To Die For
Written by Edisun
Performed by Edisun
Courtesy of Echo the World/F.O.F/EMI Records
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Hammer! Hammer! Hammer! Well done!
3 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I just saw that movie yesterday with my sister and niece on Wednesday night the 2nd of November in Westminster,CO. I must say it was touching and inspiring true story! We liked it. It's nice to show hearing people that deaf people can do anything they want to be succeed in whatever they do because most of hearing people think deaf people can't. Therefore, Matt Hamill is a perfect example of role to demonstrate hearing people that he have made it through UFC career from wrestling throughout his high school and that we are all the same human but but there is only one thing is that we can't hear. At that point, we are not considered a disability. This movie is aspiring to great knowledge for everyone. Well done!

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