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.
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 Coach Cantrell, played by Eben Kostbar, in the final UFC scene with the real Matt Hamill. See more
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
Stanley Leroy McCoy
After a couple of flashing lights and a teddy bear, you're gonna tell me my grandson is deaf and dumb?
No. After a couple of flashing lights and a teddy bear, I'm going to tell you you have a highly intelligent grandson... who's profoundly deaf.
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Written by Ian Young
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