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 director, Oren Kaplan walking through the RIT hallway when Matt makes his way to his dorm room. 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
So. Here we are. Seems certainly fitting this is how it's coming to a close. Jason Sloan, two-time national champ, against Matt Hamill. Whoever wins tonight will forever be called a champion. For Sloan, well, he's looking to be called a three-time national champion. That's what's at stake for him. That's how bad he wants it. And the only thing standing in the way of everything this guy has ever worked for is a sophomore walk-on.
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Written by John Palermo
Performed by John Palermo
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