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

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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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Matt Hamill
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Stanley Leroy McCoy
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Kristi Jones
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Jay Jakubowski
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Michelle
Susan Gibney ...
Janet Hamill
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Ron Gross
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Coach Cantrell
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Coach Pruitt
Stephen Dodd ...
Coach Rich
Gavin Bellour ...
Pat Hamill
Theodore Conley ...
Young Matt Hamill
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Kelly
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Vivian
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Dale
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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 Anonymous

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He knew he could be a champion. They knew he could be much more. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual material | See all certifications »
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You can spot director, Oren Kaplan walking through the RIT hallway when Matt makes his way to his dorm room. See more »

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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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Great Movie about the life of hard of hearing wrestler
3 November 2011 | by (Moriches, NY) – See all my reviews

I took two hours train to see this movie in New York City. I felt that this movie is very powerful to tell a story about deaf culture and wrestler who was deaf from birth. This movie can show what it is like being deaf and hard of hearing person. I wish movie chains can run more show times and theaters. I suggested my friends who are not deaf to go see that movie but they said there is no show times in their local movie theaters. Switched at Birth is television programming that has many great examples of deaf culture. I definitely recommended everybody to go see this movie. Matt Hamill is a perfect role model for deaf community. Deaf doesn't mean we cannot do anything like wrestling, playing sports and getting a job.


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