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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Hamill
Stanley Leroy McCoy
Kristi Jones
Jay Jakubowski
Janet Hamill
Ron Gross
Eben Kostbar ...
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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He knew he could be a champion. They knew he could be much more. See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport

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


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27 October 2011 (USA)  »

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


The grandfather told him that RIT would consider him for a scholarship in his second year if the first went well. RIT is a Division III school and cannot offer athletic scholarships. See more »


[repeated response]
Kristi Jones: Maybe, maybe not.
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Featured in MMA H.E.A.T.: R You Ready? (2011) See more »


Every Trace
Written by The Dreaming
Performed by The Dreaming
Courtesy of F.O.F/EMI Records
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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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