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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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Deaf. Defiant. Determined. 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kristi Jones: I can feel the ground rumbling from the falling water.
Matt Hamill: Yeah. I love its strength.
Kristi Jones: It's funny because it's so powerful, yet it has to follow the path that nature built for it.
Matt Hamill: Or you could say that it ignores nature and builds the path for itself.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Runnin Outta Dough
Written by RYU, Apathy, Scoop Deville
Performed by Get Busy Committee
Courtesy of Tokyo Sex Whale 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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