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
He knew he could be a champion. They knew he could be much more.
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27 October 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $8,442,
24 October 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $75,729, 3 November 2011
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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
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
Stanley Leroy McCoy
Well, if you don't believe in yourself, I'm not going to.
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