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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 »

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Bruce D. Clark (as Bruce Clark)

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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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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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Is Going To Take This Town Apart See more »

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Crime | Drama | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1973 (Japan) 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

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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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it's not Hammer time
16 June 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Fred Williamson is B.J. Hammer, a cool cat who gets involved in a shady boxing career in one of his lesser blacksploitation movies. Williamson fans will still like it though as it moves at a fairly fast pace. Also stars Marilyn Joi (here billed as Tracey King) in her first film role. I guess if i could sum it up, it would be servicable enough, but instantly forgetable like Chinese food.

My Grade:C-

Where I saw it: Showtime Extreme

Eye Candy: Nawana Davis (Mary/Breasts), Elizabeth Harding (Rhonda/full frontal), Marilyn Joi ("black magic" woman/breasts), Vonetta McGee (Lois/buns)


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