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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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6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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
Eben Kostbar ...
Coach Cantrell
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Coach Pruitt
Stephen Dodd ...
Coach Rich
Gavin Bellour ...
Pat Hamill
Theodore Conley ...
Young Matt Hamill
Lexi Marman ...
Kelly
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Vivian
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Dale
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Storyline

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 »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual material | See all certifications »
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27 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

You can spot the real Jay as one of the Purdue Wrestlers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated response]
Kristi Jones: Maybe, maybe not.
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Connections

Featured in MMA H.E.A.T.: R You Ready? (2011) See more »

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Pleasant Day
Written by Ian Young
Performed by Ian Young
Courtesy of Ian Young
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Deaf small-town boy makes good as eventual US wrestling champion
13 November 2011 | by (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I came to this movie hoping to inspire my eight year-old son, who has a reading disability. I don't like wrestling, although I enjoy other sports, but mostly movies, while my son loves both watching films and pro wrestling. The special relationship between Matt and his grandfather really made an impact on my son and I. A very well-made, well thought-out film, which I would recommend to anyone. We were fortunate to see this yesterday as part of a film festival, in which both the deaf director and deaf star were present for a very illuminating question-and-answer period afterwards. In conclusion, both people, through their work, were able to show what the deaf and wrestling worlds are really like. I hope to see more of the director's work in the future and wish for her the very best.


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