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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
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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
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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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Deaf. Defiant. Determined. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual material | See all certifications »
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You can spot Coach Cantrell, played by Eben Kostbar, in the final UFC scene with the real Matt Hamill. 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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Hamill - Long Awaited by Some, Sure to be Loved by Many
14 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie the deaf have been awaiting for decades but it will be seen by everyone as a very special movie for decades to come. Fantastic panoramic scenes of Americana, a custom made score that brings emotion and incredible depth to a simple well written story, a twist on the use of subtitles that doesn't interfere with the viewing at all, and a subject matter that transcends sport, this movie brings people together and inspires like no other. The fact that the deaf and hearing worlds can equally enjoy this movie makes viewing it in a crowded theater a social experience like no other. "Hamill" will forever be looked at as an example of the power of simplicity and heart.


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