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Hammer (1972)

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A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce D. Clark (as Bruce Clark)

Writer:

Charles Eric Johnson (screenplay) (as Charles Johnson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... B.J. Hammer
Bernie Hamilton ... Davis
Vonetta McGee ... Lois
William Smith ... Brenner
Charles Lampkin Charles Lampkin ... Big Sid
Elizabeth Harding Elizabeth Harding ... Rhoda
Mel Stewart ... Professor
D'Urville Martin ... Sonny
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Roughhouse
Jamal Moore Jamal Moore ... Henry Jones
Nawana Davis Nawana Davis ... Mary
John Quade ... Riley
Johnny Silver ... Tiny
Juan DeCarlos Juan DeCarlos ... Bruiser (as Juan De Carlos)
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Medina (as George Cervera Jr.)
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Storyline

A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug dealer, tells him that he has to take a dive during an important fight, and to ensure his cooperation, his girlfriend is kidnapped. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Fights the Syndicate With His Fists! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Action

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

B J Hammer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Essaness Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Marilyn Joi. See more »

Quotes

Roughhouse: You gettin' out! I'm gettin' out, man. You cats are comin' down too hard.
Big Sid: Calm yourself, Rough', baby. You gonna work yourself up to an ulcer, old man. Just tell old Sid what's got your jaws uptight.
Roughhouse: Look, man, I done paid you back ten times over them IOUs. And now I wanna make a clean break.
Big Sid: Alright... takes a lotta money to live the good life on your pay. Man, you still got champagne and caviar runnin' though your veins from the old days.
Roughhouse: No. Get yourself a new boy. I don't mind turning my ...
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Referenced in Hell Up in Harlem (1973) See more »

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i guess this is, sort of, blaxploitation...
5 September 2003 | by KGB-Greece-PatrasSee all my reviews

Let's be honest about this one. Only reason I watched this is because it's from the director of the notorious "Galaxy of Terror" (1981, a horror/sci-fi B-movie with LOTS of fun!!!!).

Not being a fan of exploitation, even though I love extreme cinema, I have seen none or few blaxploitation films. Anyway, I think this could be characterized as such. It is a boxing/crime film with violence, nudity, boxing, lots of black people and fight-action. Soundtrack is mostly funky 70's stuff which I normally hate, but fit well in here and builds cozy atmosphere. Anyway, this movie is NO good, but it's got one single good thing in common with "Galaxy of Terror" : fast pace. Maybe after all its a decent film for a cheap genre, I don't know.

recommended to blaxploitation fans and/or completists


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