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The Hammer (2007)

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Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of ... See full summary »

Writers:

Kevin Hench (screenplay), Adam Carolla (story)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Carolla ... Jerry Ferro
Oswaldo Castillo Oswaldo Castillo ... Oswaldo Sanchez
Harold House Moore ... Robert Brown
Christopher Darga ... Mike LeMat
Jonathan Hernandez Jonathan Hernandez ... Victor Padilla
Heather Juergensen ... Lindsay Pratt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Alayo ... Boxer Opponent
Rian Bishop ... Nationals Trainer
Ascencion Bribiescas Ascencion Bribiescas ... Boxing Student
Antonio Caballero Antonio Caballero
Derrick Deane Derrick Deane ... Gym Member
Lorenzo Eduardo ... Posse Member #2
John Enos III ... Steve
Kevin Ferguson Kevin Ferguson ... Jeff
Jim FitzGerald Jim FitzGerald ... Announcer
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Storyline

Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of underachievement -- Jerry has been knocking around from one construction job to another and spinning his wheels in an unsatisfying relationship, all the while with an eye toward eventually getting his act together. His last connection to the fight game is the evening boxing class he teaches to middle-aged, middle class, middle management types at a gym in Pasadena, where he also works as a handyman. When venerable boxing coach Eddie Bell asks Jerry if he'd like to spar a couple of rounds with Malice Blake, an up-and-coming pro, Jerry reluctantly steps into the ring. Despite the ass-kicking Jerry otherwise receives, a one-punch knockdown of Blake convinces Jerry that it's time to make his return to competitive boxing. Thus ends a 20-year layoff and begins a hilarious fish-out-water quest for Olympic gold. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

boxing | olympics | gym | coach | birthday | See All (55) »

Taglines:

You're never too old to go for the gold. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,137, 23 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$442,638, 4 May 2008
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Trivia

The film was going to be released straight to DVD until Adam Carolla insisted that the movie be released in theaters and put up approximately $300,000 of his own money for prints and promotion to fund a limited release. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the van is pulled over for 37 MPH on the freeway Robert Brown's seat-belt goes on and off between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Coach Bell: You know, I've seen guys like you before. You're one of those 95 percenters who never quite gives it everything he's got.
Jerry Ferro: Actually, I'm a 75 percenter who's giving **you** an extra 20 percent.
Coach Bell: Get out of here.
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Connections

References Kung Fu (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Secrets Of Good Loving
(uncredited)
Written by James Kalamasz & Danny Kirsic
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User Reviews

 
An excellent movie, Adam Carolla is a genius!
7 August 2008 | by joeavinoSee all my reviews

I enjoyed The Hammer more than I ever expected to. Although at first I was quite excited at the aspect of an Adam Carolla movie, I was a little worried that it wouldn't be funny and would tarnish his name. However, this film more than lived up to my expectations. I found myself genuinely laughing out loud as I watched this movie. Old "Loveline" fans will especially enjoy this movie, due to his unique humor that we all loved so much on that particular show. I especially enjoyed this movie because Carolla never tries too hard to make a joke funny, as is the problem in many of today's comedies. Even if you are not a Carolla fan, please buy, or at least rent this film; you will not regret it.


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